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How delays have hampered GPs’ efforts to assess patients at high risk from Covid-19


Can I propose an alternative 6 categories of Shielding Patients: 1. Those high risk patients who should have been shielding for weeks before their letter belatedly arrived 2. Those who have been sent a letter saying they should be shielding, who shouldn’t 3. Those who haven’t been sent a letter, who should be shielding 4. Those who are dead (Wales) 5. Those who self registered on the government website for high risk patients that was so imprecise in its questioning that in our practice 66% of those who registered as high risk, weren’t. 6. Those whose incorrect categorisation resulted in thousands of hours of wasted GP time over a Bank Holiday weekend and has led to a catastrophic loss of faith and respect in the NHS leadership

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02 May 2020

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