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Concierge Medical coronavirus update – January 1

Vaccine News Recent weeks have seen the approval and rollout of vaccines in the UK and globally, with the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine being given approval by the government regulator, the MHRA on Wednesday. This, together with the earlier approval of the Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine, has to be the most positive of steps towards defeating, or at least

Shielding Concierge GP is both doctor and patient in fight against COVID-19

A Concierge GP is offering advice on the best ways to cope with the stress of shielding during the coronavirus pandemic – from the perspective of both a doctor and patient. Dr Hadley Skidmore, who has described the potential arrival of a vaccine for Covid-19 as “wonderful news,” has adapted his working methods to cope

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Concierge Medical coronavirus update – December 9

COVID-19 Vaccines On a really positive note, this week sees the start of the rollout of the first batches of a COVID-19 vaccine. As expected, the regulator of medicines in the UK, the MHRA, approved the usage of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. This is ahead of approval across Europe and the United States. The UK

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Dr Alia Fahmy: How Concierge has helped me enjoy being a doctor again

Dr Alia Fahmy grew up in Yorkshire and moved to London to study medicine at Imperial College. She started working in a busy GP surgery in Leamington Spa after her training and was there for 11 years, nine as a partner. She joined Concierge Medical earlier this year. For me, the attraction of Concierge Medical

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Concierge Medical coronavirus update – November 24

Testing Update One of the most interesting and relevant developments in recent weeks has been the approval of a number of ‘rapid tests’ that can be conducted at your home or office, and offer results within 15-30 minutes from having a swab taken. Undoubtedly the advancement in this technology could have a significant positive impact

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Concierge Medical coronavirus update – November 5

Given the Prime Minister’s press conference on Saturday, we’re updating our Covid 19 newsletter rather sooner than we thought likely. At present, the new lockdown measures will be in place until December 2. New measures New guidelines were imposed at midnight overnight, some being similar to those used in the initial March lockdown. You must

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How glimmers of light shine through in this toughest of years

Dr Lucy Foster, a GP who recently started working for Concierge Medical, the award-winning private medical practice based in the Cotswolds, reflects on the year’s events. Lucy, who lives in rural Warwickshire with her husband, two daughters and Labradors, has been a qualified doctor for 12 years and a GP for six years. As a

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Concierge Medical coronavirus update – October 29

As we move into the winter months, the number of COVID-19 infections are rising and it seems likely the virus will be with us for some time. New measures to contain and slow the spread of the virus over the winter months have been introduced, consisting of local alert levels which define restrictions in each

COVID-19 cases are on the rise. So how should we react?

The headlines about COVID-19 this week have been stark. The chief scientific advisor, Sir Patrick Vallance, has warned us we could see 50,000 coronavirus cases a day by mid-October if we don’t take action to suppress the virus now. It’s tempting to see this news as another blow to our sense of normality, after a