"The beatings will continue until morale improves..."
"More hoops to jump" How True. I was volunteered by the GMC to return and thought I would help out in my GPSI role in the Heart Failure team at our local Trust. Starting from the GMC on the 27 March and allowing for : Identity checks; Payroll;Occupational health appointments;DBS;Information Governance;NHS Mail account;Online Education ePortfolio and Remote computer access, I was ready to work 9 weeks later, (despite being "fast-tracked".
Except I am now not needed
I don't recall anyone clapping for me as a GP during at least 4 flu epidemics over the last 30 years - when Primary Care was hammered...
To give safe telephone advice on respiratory illnesses you need to know accurately the temperature, pulse, respiratory rate and oxygen saturation. I have never found it easy to assess these over a telephone. I refer you to NICE guidance last September and the ACC guidance on Acute Repiratory illness