yes, seems sensible, and even a place where 'isolating' staff can work, if well enough, given that only positive patients will be present.
WHERE are all these redeployed doctors working???
There is no point in testing symptomatic people for Covid-19 as those who test negative should NOT go back to work, especially not in the health service, since if they have ongoing symptoms, it is not possible to be sure they do not catch Covid-19 AS WELL AS their initial non-Covid infection.
Basic Infection Control class 101 !
they must stay in isolation until whole family is recovered.
If an antibody test is available, it should NOT be rolled out to the public on-line or inpharmacies - it would be misused. If there are only 3.5 million, they MUST be restricted to essential and health-care workers.
There seem to be enough respirators for allied health professionals to use them on non-infected patienta for routine care in some Outpatient Departments.
Why not for GPs?
Where do locums supposed to get their PPE from?
What if I come across something in the roadside?
I can't just stand by and wait 2 hours for a 999 response while I do nothing!
They used to teach Infection Prevention and Control measures in medical schools.
I presume our CMOs and PHE staff all qualified more recently and missed out on it.
Thanks Jaimie and best wishes for health for all the family.
At a time when we desperately need immune new GPs to qualify and support our stretched services, how can they possibly cancel the qualifying exams/ immunity sharing parties!!!! Shame on RCGP!
5 stars again.
Surely all patients referred from 111 come with a written referral including all necessary information, as specified by GMC/NMC don't they Tony?
sorry about spelling mistake
BUY BRITISH - MANUFACTURE IN BRITAIN.
so DHSC has 'procedures' in case something 'should arise', but they have not noticed that it has arisen, and din;t do anything about it in time? what twits.
I wanted to give 10 stars, but had to knock one off for use of an obsolete thermometer!
Since we will actually need the doctors to do Doctoring, why don't they train the Noctors to do the machine baby-sitting???
Mr Hunt appears to have already forgotten that the nation's epidemic preparedness strategies were designed while he was in office........ the current incumbent of the post has hardly had chance to read any plans, when they had to be put in place, and found them severely wanting - plus some downright awful medical advice from the PH specialists....
For once, Boris was right, there is no point in going into isolation now, as government (in)-action has ensured a good distribution of the virus through the nation. might as well get it over with -plus the population reduction in the older age-cohorts and sick people will save some NHS funds.......
Someone needs reporting to GMC for allowing GB to get to this disgraceful situation!
idgaf - 5 stars !
well clearly febrile babies and children should not go to work, and if under 6 years of age should not call 111 or NHSDirect, but if able can get a self-certificate sick note off the internet.
'deep clean' is complertely ineffectual against any infection transmission, but useful for boosting the profits of the companies that make the materials neded, which is all gov is interested in.