We are very conscious of the extreme pressure that most of you in General Practice are now under and, unfortunately there is every likelihood that it will get worse over the coming weeks. There appears to be a perfect storm of:
• Increased presentations of patients with COVID symptoms.
• Increasing backlog of people with non COVID, but serious conditions.
• A challenging ask of general practice to deliver COVID vaccinations (supplies allowing!)
• A workforce shortage as staff are absent due to COVID, the need to isolate, or sheer exhaustion.
With this in mind, we wrote to all GPs in Lancashire and Cumbria on 11 January. Please see below the letter and associated checklist.
If you have any queries please don't hesitate to get in touch.