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Early study into UK Covid-19 critical care points to risk factorsSubscription

03 Apr 2020 By Emma Wilkinson

Most patients admitted to critical care services with confirmed coronavirus need to be placed on mechanical ventilation within 24 hours, an audit of 196 patients treated in England, Wales and Northern Ireland shows.

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GPs advised to warn about 'difficult decisions' around hospital admissionsSubscription

03 Apr 2020 By Eleanor Philpotts

Hundreds of practices in North West London have been advised to tell the relatives of care home patients who lack capacity that 'difficult decisions' will need to be made around admitting these patients to hospital.

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Delays in NHS England sending out shielding letters to GPs’ patientsSubscription

03 Apr 2020 By

Many patients at the highest risk of coronavirus still not yet have received a letter from NHS England notifying them to shield themselves by quarantining for 12 weeks, health service bosses have admitted.

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GPs can now refer vulnerable patients to coronavirus volunteer serviceSubscription

03 Apr 2020 By James Hacker

GPs are now able to refer at-risk or self-isolating individuals to NHS Volunteer Responders, NHS England has announced.

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CPD: Key questions on out-of-hours careSubscription

12 Dec 2019

Urgent care GP Dr Matthew Booker discusses ambulance delays, using NEWS2 and managing psychiatric emergencies in the out-of-hours setting

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