Category: Videos

Australia’s response to COVID-19

Professor Michael Kidd is a GP and Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Australia. He talks about their response to COVID-19 including the early decision to close their border and lockdown. They have tested a million people (4% of the population) and the number of COVID cases and deaths have remained very low.

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Update on smoking, asthma and COVID-19

Dr Nick Hopkinson is a respiratory physician from the Royal Brompton, London, and Medical Director of ASH and he joins Domhnall to talk about COVID-19 and smoking. The research suggests smokers are more likely to get symptoms and die due to COVID-19. He also talks about asthma and passive smoking.

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Dealing with COVID-19 in US family medicine

Mark Cucuzzella is Professor of Family Medicine in West Virginia where African-Americans are being disproportionately affected by COVID-19. Mark talks about this work in the hospital and he is mindful of the need to keep “humanity and personal relationships” in clinical contacts.

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The mental health care gap during COVID-19

Professor Carolyn Chew-Graham and Dr David Shier talk about the particular importance of primary care for people with severe enduring mental health problems. They discuss the gaps in care, as well as the opportunities, as we have moved to remote consulting.

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Video initiatives from COVID-19

Dr Sian Stanley is Clinical Director of Stort Valley and Villages PCN. She talks about the recovery from COVID-19 and symptoms people are experiencing. She also explains the videos they have been producing to help patients and doctors navigate the new COVID pathways.

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The Australian COVID-19 experience

Professor Clare Heal from James Cook University in Queenslands talks about the impact of COVID-19 in Australia. The overall response has been very effective and included some contact tracing using a smartphone app, though there have been some privacy concerns.

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COVID-19 challenges for practice in North London

Josephine Sauvage is a GP and chair of a north London CCG and she talks through some of the challenges facing practice including death certification in the community, particularly with elderly patients who may present atypically, and the ongoing concern around accessing PPE.

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