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Practices can consider remote working or 'buddying' to get BAME GPs off frontline


Gosh I’m quite shocked by some of the comments on this subject. Instead of showing concern about the significantly higher risks of dying from covid 19 for people of BAME background, there are complaints about the excessive workload for others and financial aspects IF BAME healthcare professionals were to be deployed away from the frontline??!! We all know in reality this isn’t going to happen; you are not going to suddenly have all BAME staff stop seeing patients but surely we should be thinking of extra safeguards that need to be put in place and where appropriate some staff may need to stop seeing patients for a period of time because of the added risk. Shouldn’t we all be supporting each other as healthcare professionals and be looking out for each other and advocating for the best safety standards for everyone ? If we know that certain groups are at increased risk should that not concern us?? It has often struck me that one of the great ironies of the “caring profession” is that at the end of the day we actually are terrible at caring for our colleagues. And sadly some of the comments here prove that.

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07 May 2020

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