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Covid-19: GPs can stop health checks for over 75s and routine medicine reviews

BMJ 2020; 368 doi: (Published 20 March 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;368:m1157
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. The BMJ

GPs can stop or postpone some routine work to free them up to deal with covid-19, NHS England and NHS Improvement has said.

In a letter sent to GPs and commissioners Nikita Kanani, medical director for primary care, and Ed Waller, director of primary care strategy, set out a list of activities that GPs could stop doing or postpone.1 It included health checks for people over 75, which it said GPs could stop doing “if in their judgment that is not …

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