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How to undertake video consultations in primary care

The need to see patients remotely is growing as the Covid-19 outbreak escalates. Many practices are looking for remote solutions for both doctors and practice nurses.

PHE publishes updated guidance on use of PPE

New updated guidance from Public Health England (PHE) stops short of recommending GPs use PPE for all patient contacts, although it suggests this may be necessary depending on 'local risk assessment'.

Nurses asked to sign waivers amid coronavirus outbreak

Nurses have been asked to sign waivers which exempt them, or their employer, from adhering to the Government’s advice in order to fulfil their role during the Covid-19 outbreak.

How clinicians can support patients’ mental health during the coronavirus outbreak

Coronavirus has left many people feeling anxious, worried about what the future might bring, and deeply unsettled.

How clinical staff can psychologically cope with the coronavirus pandemic

It’s not new for clinical staff to be working under extremely taxing conditions.

School nurses are donning their superhero capes to deal with the coronavirus crisis

The long awaited Public Health Grant for 2020/2021 was announced by the Government yesterday.

HIV prevention drug to become routinely available in England

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), which is highly effective at preventing transmission of HIV, will become routinely available throughout England.

Practices being sent ‘out-of-date’ face masks with ‘concealed’ best before dates

Some GP practices have been supplied with expired face masks that have concealed ‘best before’ stickers to fight the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, it has emerged.

Government publishes coronavirus guidance for social care

Coronavirus guidance for social care has been published by the Government to help protect the most vulnerable.  

Mildly sick people should stay home as coronavirus public risk set to ‘high’

Anyone with a fever or a new cough should self-isolate for seven days to slow the spread of coronavirus, the Government has said.