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The Primary Care Knowledge Boost Podcast: COVID-19

Published: 25th March 2020

Just released: COVID-19 Episode 1: Introductory tips for general practice

In this first episode we talk to Dr Joanna Bircher (GP partner, clinical director for GPExcellence and Pandemic Lead for her PCN) and Dr Viren Mehta (GP partner, clinical director of his PCN and clinical director for Stockport CCG).

  • ​We summarise some of the Standard Operating Procedure from 19th March with practical tips on how to implement this.
  • We think about ways that surgeries can reduce their footfall and protect staff and patients from exposure.
  • We also touch on which normal general practice services should continue during this time and where to look for guidance.
  • We talk about ways to look after your staff and speak specifically about home visits.

 

Listening to us on a podcast app

If you listen to podcasts already, you can find us on your favourite podcast app by searching “Primary Care Knowledge Boost”.

If you don’t have a podcast app, it is free and easy to install on your phone:

  1. Go to your phone’s app store (the Google Play Store for Android users and the iTunes store for iPhone users)
  2. Download a podcast app. Our favourites are ‘Castbox’, ’Pocketcasts’, and ‘Spotify’ as well as Apple’s own ‘Podcasts’ app for iPhone users.
  3. Open your app and search for ‘Primary Care Knowledge Boost’
  4. Click “Subscribe”.

Once you have installed an app and subscribed you should now be able to view our previous podcasts and will be notified when we post new ones.​

 

Listening to us via direct link

If you want to listen directly, you can do so here: https://www.podbean.com/ew/pb-v5hu7-d71b74.

This may not work on NHS computers but you should be able to open it on a phone, or personal computer/tablet.

 

Contact us

Have feedback or suggestions? Just want to say hello? You can get in touch by either emailing us directly at primarycarepodcasts@gmail.com or on Twitter @PCKBpodcast​​

This podcast has been made with the support of Wigan CCG and GP Excellence in Greater Manchester. Given that they are recorded in the Greater Manchester area, the information discussed may not be applicable elsewhere and it is important to consult local guidelines before making any treatment decisions. The information presented is the personal opinion of the healthcare professional interviewed and might not be representative to all clinicians. It is based on their interpretation of current best practice and guidelines when the episode was recorded. Guidelines can change; To the best of our knowledge the information in this episode is up to date as of it’s release but it is the listeners responsibility to review the information and make sure it is still up to date when they listen.
Dr Lisa Adams, Dr Sara MacDermott and their interviewees are not liable for any advice, investigations, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or products listeners might pursue as a result of listening to this podcast – it is the clinicians responsibility to appraise the information given and review local and national guidelines before making treatment decisions. Reliance on information provided in this podcast is solely at the listeners risk.
The podcast is designed to be used by trained healthcare professionals for education only. We do not recommend these for patients or the general public and they are not to be used as a method of diagnosis, opinion, treatment or medical advice for the general public. Do not delay seeking medical advice based on the information contained in this podcast. If you have questions regarding your health or feel you may have a medical condition then promptly seek the opinion of a trained healthcare professional.​

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