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What should shape the expansion of multi-professional teamwork in general practice?

Blog post 23/12/2020Dr Rebecca Rosen | Professor Martin Marshall

While teamwork in general practice between different medical professionals has been the norm for many years, there are questions on how everyone can best work together. A blog from Rebecca Rosen and Professor Martin Marshall highlights the key issues for consideration to shape a growth in teamwork.

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Addressing the practical challenges of multidisciplinary teamwork in primary care

Blog post 23/12/2020Dr Simona Baracaia

Alongside our blog on the issues to consider while expanding multi-professional teamwork in general practice, public health registrar Dr Simona Baracaia examines the practical challenges of introducing different roles into primary care.

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Friday FAQs: Malcolm Alexander

Blog post 11/12/2020Malcolm Alexander

For this edition of Friday FAQs, we spoke to Dr Malcolm Alexander about the challenges of rural health care. He is a recently retired GP who now lives on the island of Bute in Scotland. His recent book, "Close to Where the Heart Gives Out: A Year in the Life of an Orkney Doctor", describes his previ...

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How many cases of Covid-19 are there? A Q&A

Blog post 09/12/2020Sarah Scobie

After England’s month-long lockdown in November, Sarah Scobie answers important questions on the numbers of Covid-19 cases. She analyses how the numbers in the second wave so far compare with the first wave from earlier this year, and what the impact on health services might be. This Q&A was origi...

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Brexit and the coronavirus vaccine

Blog post 09/12/2020Mark Dayan

How will Brexit affect the development, supply and rollout of Covid-19 vaccines? With the end of the transition period fast approaching, Mark Dayan looks at what leaving the Single Market means for every stage in the lifecycle of vaccines, from laboratory test tube to syringe in a GP’s hand. This...

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How are different countries balancing care during the latest Covid wave?

Blog post 07/12/2020Sarah Reed

Long read: Earlier this year, Sarah Reed assessed how different countries were trying to resume health services following the first wave of Covid-19. In this long read, she looks at how different health systems are coping with the dual challenge of winter and another wave of the cor...

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Virtual wards: caring for Covid-19 patients at home could save lives

Blog post 03/12/2020Dr Cecilia Vindrola-Padros | Dr Naomi Fulop | Professor Trish Greenhalgh

Cecilia Vindrola-Padros, Naomi Fulop and Trish Greenhalgh describe the importance of oximeters and how they could save lives during the Covid-19 pandemic. This article was originally published in The Conversation on 6 November.

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What impact has Covid-19 had on mental health services?

Blog post 30/11/2020Jenny Davies

We look at changes in symptoms of mental health conditions and mental health service use during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Are the needs of people with multiple long-term conditions being met?

Blog post 20/11/2020Lucina Rolewicz | Sarah Scobie

Health services face major challenges in meeting the requirements of people with long-term conditions like heart disease and diabetes – and these challenges multiply in those with multiple conditions. So what does the evidence have to say about whether people with long-term conditions themselves f...

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How will Brexit affect the supply of drugs to UK patients? A Q&A

Blog post 16/11/2020Mark Dayan

As we near the end of the Brexit transition period, Mark Dayan looks at the potential effect of leaving the European Union on the supply of medicines to UK patients. This Q&A was originally published in the BMJ on 6 November 2020.

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