The Coronavirus SARS-2 pandemic represents a major national and global challenge ever since the first cases were reported in China at the end of last year. There are still many unanswered questions about the novel Coronavirus SARS-2, and strategies have recently been aimed at limiting the human-to-human transmission of the virus, as well as protecting the vulnerable population against severe complications and even death.
The disease has had a major impact not only economically, but also on the health and mental well-being of the population.
Solihull Healthcare Partnership (SHP) was one of the first to act by changing the consultation model of General Practice by operating on the principles of:
1) Limiting Footfall in the practice by conducting a telephone first model and increasing the use of Video Consultations
2) Postponing non-essential / non urgent work
3) Practicing safe practices at work including the enforcement of social distancing, as well as several other measures which have proved invaluable.