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Helen Salisbury: Coronavirus diaries

BMJ 2020; 368 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m1178 (Published 24 March 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;368:m1178

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  1. Helen Salisbury, GP
  1. Oxford
  1. helen.salisbury{at}phc.ox.ac.uk
    Follow Helen on Twitter: @HelenRSalisbury

I am writing in the lull before the storm, which will have surely arrived by the time you read this. We have been getting to grips with a new version of general practice this week, doing nearly all our work remotely. We are on the phone constantly, some doctors are using video, and one of my partners is self-isolating with a feverish family but doing telephone triage from home. We are seeing very few patients face to face, to protect both them and us. Our waiting room looks like the late stages of an abandoned game of musical chairs—only a …

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