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Rammya Mathew: Innovation during the pandemic

BMJ 2020; 369 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m1855 (Published 12 May 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;369:m1855

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  1. Rammya Mathew, GP
  1. London
  1. rammya.mathew{at}nhs.net
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Like many others, in recent weeks I’ve stepped into various clinical roles to support the response to covid-19. A few weeks ago I started triaging calls from patients with suspected covid-19 who had contacted the NHS 111 telephone service. Now I find myself working in a primary care “hot service” developed by our GP federation, where we have the facilities to see and assess patients with suspected covid-19 face to face in a dedicated clinic or, if required, in their home. It’s been energising to be a part of this, but at times it’s also been unnerving.

Being immersed …

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