The old adage that ‘necessity is the mother of invention’ is playing out in real-time as the NHS responds to the Covid-19 crisis.
General practice was first out of the blocks with practices working together to create hot hubs for patients suspected of having contracted the virus and cold hubs for patients with other urgent needs. Equally important has been the use of telephone and online triage and remote consultations by telephone and video. NHS 111 has served a vital role in support of primary care and practices have stopped doing some routine work to release time for other priorities.
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