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Practices will not be reimbursed for locum cover from day one if GPs self-isolate


Doc | GP21 Mar 2020 0:13am This is a sobering post. Im currently off self isolating, my pregnant + immunosuppressed wife has been staying with relatives. I hope I've had COVID so I will no longer be a risk to my wife simply by going back to work. Problem is I can not get anyone to test me..I've rung round everywhere. I feel a duty to get back to work but in the absence of testing I will not put my wife and unborn babies at risk because the DOH didn't make plans to test the primary care workforce. I'm faced with the uncomfortable prospect of not being able to work for the next several months. Please get on and arrange COVID testing for primary care staff and their families.

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