As we ease out of lockdown restrictions and regain some sense of normality, the focus must be on getting early diagnosis back on track. Otherwise, thousands of undiagnosed issues will inevitably lead to a new health crisis.
Dr Chi-Chi Ekhator is a GP based in South London and a GP Appraiser of NHS England. She is also Chair of Five2Medics, an initiative within Ascension Trust, born out of the desire to build wellness and resilience in communities facing disadvantage.
Enhancing collaboration between primary and secondary care is critical to improving patient outcomes.
While many people with a rare disease report the pandemic has been challenging, both for their physical and mental health, it has also required us to fundamentally reconsider the delivery of patient care.
Covid-19's impact on patients and clinicians will likely continue long after the pandemic has subsided.
While the adoption of population health management is still in its infancy, and there is a need for more evidence and better exchange mechanisms to share it, can localities really afford not to try?
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London South Bank University (LSBU), Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and Modality Partnership have launched the first ‘new to partnership’ GP leadership programme to provide primary care leaders with the knowledge and skills they need lead at executive level.
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