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Travel safely during the coronavirus outbreak

As the lockdown is eased, many are ready to jet off for some much needed relaxation. Although, on 4th July, the UK announced the reduction of travel restrictions to nearly 50 destination, some being subject to quarantine restrictions from the destination country, there is still a pandemic, along with no uniformly implemented health and safety guidelines. If you are in …

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Are you a carer?

Carers week is the annual National campaign that aims to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. A carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a family member or friend who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction, cannot cope …

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What really goes down at a cervical screening?

Cervical cancer is the most common form of cancer in women under 35 with two women in the UK per day dying from the disease. Although these statistics have been floating around for many years, many women put off going to the appointment for numerous reasons, one being embarrassment. When going for a smear test, the visit to the GP …

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What causes sickle cell?

On the 19th June we supported World Sickle Cell Day, a day in which we encourage those living with sickle cell and empower them to achieve their full potential. Our goal is to simplify access to NHS services which involves generating awareness and creating support for patients, parents, carers and the wider family. Sickle cell, also known as SCD, is …

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Beyond Total Triage

myGP® is the UK’s largest independent patient facing service. While the overall transaction volume on the platform more than doubled from 12 million transactions in February to 27 million in March, bookings and cancellations on myGP almost halved (down 42%). The main reason for this rapid reduction was that GP practices around the country followed NHS guidance to switch off …

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Covid-19 Vaccines in Development

12 May 2020Professor Mike Lewis This is a short paper to give you an update on how science and research are progressing during the Covid-19 pandemic. Last week we looked at therapies/treatments for Covid-19 and now we should look at work on vaccines.At the time of this note, there are 123 vaccines in various stage of development and to give …

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Working from home during Covid-19?

About 1.5 million people work from home regularly, and over the past few years with many opting for self-employment, it’s becoming more and more popular. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, many have been disrupted in their normal daily patterns and thousands of people across the UK are currently working at home. Are you currently working from home? Are you struggling to …

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The role of myGP in the battle against Covid-19

Today, we are proud that over 1.6 million people trust myGP® to simplify their access to healthcare. Especially at a time of pandemic, it is a hugely important role which we are proud to achieve, while recognising that as we manage critical technology, others put their lives at risk serving in the frontline. We thank doctors, nurses and other colleagues …

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The doctor will see you now

NHS GP practices to get welcome boost of virtual GPs through new partnership, as 1 in 4 GPs are forced into isolation. A new strategic partnership between myGP software creator iPLATO and GP service GPDQ has been launched to boost the capacity for NHS patient video consultations across UK General Practice as one in four GPs are forced into isolation.[1] …

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Further updates to Remote Consultation

We announced yesterday some changes to our remote consultation module. We have been working hard and listening to feedback from our customers to make sure that we continue to develop a solution that best meets the needs of GP surgeries up and down the country, therefore today we have made a number of improvements to the Remote Consultation with video …