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#primarycare teams working through same issues around #COVID19:

😷PPE
💊Antibiotics
🛡️Contacting shielding & vulnerable patients
❤️Conversations for treatment escalation
🩺Patients not accessing care when they need it

Some of my best picks for the week ahead

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PPE @PHE_uk @AoMRC:
Where sustained transmission of #COVID19 & contact with patient not currently possible/confirmed it’s 🧤apron, fluid resistant mask & eye protection. So, for all face to face contacts.

More details & updates 👇
gov.uk/government/pub…
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@NICEComms guidance on differentiating viral #COVID19 pneumonia from bacterial pneumonia. History is key.

Don't offer abx treatment/prevention of pneumonia if #COVID19 likely cause & mild symptoms

If abx needed, 1st choice doxycycline
Do not routinely use dual abx

Thread 3/10
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I dove into the FEC data, and it's pretty clear:

Grassroots health professional donors far prefer Sanders and Warren to Biden and Buttigieg. 1/
For doctors, donations went mostly to Warren and Sanders, with Sanders slightly receiving more.

Buttigieg received a substantial portion.

Biden received very little.

#MedTwitter #MedStudentTwitter
@darakass @DrDooleyMD @AbdulElSayed @DrSriram @DoctorsforPete @Docs_4_Bernie To me this corroborates the polls which show that while medical trade groups/guilds/professional societies might not support policies like #MedicareForAll, grassroots doctors feel differently. 3/
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Calling all #PCN #Pharmacists – did you know the GHP Contingent Medical Malpractice Cover offers additional personal professional indemnity insurance above and beyond the state backed scheme for General Practice. (1/6)
If your employer has primary cover in place (all NHS and most associated organisations like GP federations will have this) then you can get ‘top up’ cover for just £15/year. (2/6)
And the price stays the same when you become a prescriber and at all levels of your career.
It will also cover you for historic issues, regardless of who you were previously covered by, as long as you did not know about the issue when you changed provider. (3/6)
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Yesterday I had two people where incorrect prescriptions caused significant delay to accessing treatment.

I've created threads about this before, but this needs to be addressed regularly

1/19
First principle
If you are making a recommendation to your patient, PLEASE write it on a prescription

PLEASE!

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE

PLEASE!!!!

2/19
I don't want to hear a person say to me "the doctor said you don't need a prescription for this"

Yes, yes you do.

doctors misunderstand scheduling regularly, but that's not even the biggest issue (yet it's a big issue!!!)

3/19
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Tips for #pharmacists on how to ensure your call to a #doctor doesn't waste your time or theirs

Or

How to ensure the next pharmacist who calls this doctor isn't 'punished' for how you handle yourself

(Foreshadowing of another thread later)
When you identify an issues, decide if it is important or trivial

Should you clarify a trivial issue? Is it preventing you from dispensing, or do you just lack confidence?
Discuss the issue with the individual who owns the script.

Not only do they have the right to know why there will now be a delay; often they have the missing piece of information you need.
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