Why doctors and nurses should be tested for Covid-19
3 self-evident benefits to testing GPs and nurses for coronavirus
Here are three very coherent reasons why I think GPs (and practice nurses and hospital clinicians etc) should be able to be tested for coronavirus:
1) If we don't we will needlessly reduce the workforce when we most need it, as many GPs nurses and allied HPs will self isolate unnecessarily if symptomatic of upper respiratory tract infections
2) If tested positive, a recovered clinician is then presumably safe to see any and all Covid-19 patients, so we have a more robust workforce which can be deployed where most needed while protecting others.
3) We all have elderly relatives or friends or colleagues who we would then know we would be safe to treat when they are isolated and most in need of care themselves, and we could care for others in a similar way.
So, share this widely and hopefully, this common-sense approach will be heard and acted upon, and we will build in some resilience into frontline services.
You may also be interested in...
Financial Hot Topics Affecting Doctors
Ajay Naik, one of the UK's most highly regarded medical-specialist financial advisors, gives some insights to SimplyCPD re. the big issues facing doctors at the moment, and will be hosting a free online session for SimplyCPD doctors on 20th May.
Meet the makers! Laura Hamspon coach, trainer and course provider
Laura Hampson, is the director of Hampson coaching. She has coached hundreds of health care professionals and has now created new courses to help more people. We reached out to Laura to know more about her and the service she provides.