Editorial Comment

Covid Management Poll 2021

Today, 7/1/21, I have added a Poll for you to record what’s happening in your Practice. You may ‘tick’ more than one response. I will review the responses at the end of January. The Poll can be found under the heading Polls by scrolling down……..

To summarise, looking at Practice web sites it is not clear that they are being used to keep patients up to date. Rather than telephone a Practice, I would have thought Patients should be encouraged to visit the Practice web site as a first port of call. Then, there ought to be a short but clear Statement on the opening telephone message for the Practice which says do not contact the surgery about the availability of Covid vaccines as an invitation will be issued when vaccines become available. Likewise there are significant changes to the way services to patients are provided and access to these services might be via the website or by telephone or email.

Robert Campbelll


Robert Campbell

By Robert Campbell<br><img src="" alt="Robert Campbell" class="avatar" width='50' height='50'/>

Started work writing medical cards in 1966 at Staffordshire Executive Council. Have worked at Inner London Executive Council, Hertfordshire Executive Council, Lambeth Southwark and Lewisham FPC, Birmingham FPC, Dudley FPC and Wakefield FPC and Family Health Services Authority. I was seconded to the NHS Appeals Unit and have worked as a full time GP practice manager since 1992 until 2010. I was also an AMSPAR trainer at Park Lane College, Leeds. Now I work as a freelance author.