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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

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WhatClinic award success for Concierge Medical

We’re delighted to announce we’ve added another prestigious industry award to our roster. We've earned a WhatClinic Patient Service Award for 2019, a prize which recognises “clinics which demonstrate a clear and measurable commitment to patient service.” It is based on excellence ratings from healthcare search engine WhatClinic. Winners need to demonstrate commitment to patient

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Concierge Medical coronavirus update – May 29

The latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic from Concierge Medical. Testing Throat and/or nasal swabs for diagnosing acute illness are now being rolled out nationally by PHE and the NHS. As of Thursday, May 28, ‘Test and trace’ will be ongoing for those who develop new symptoms of COVID-19. It has taken time to get

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Marking World Family Doctor Day

Today we mark World Family Doctor Day, held on this day every year to highlight the role and contribution of family doctors in health care systems around the world. At Concierge Medical, we recognise the value of the traditional family doctor-patient relationship, a role which has changed a lot in recent years. Here’s our medical

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Don’t delay seeking medical help because of coronavirus – Dr Simon Gillson

Our GP Dr Simon Gillson is urging people not to delay seeking medical advice because of fears about contracting coronavirus. Dr Gillson is concerned that sick patients are not reporting potentially serious health problems during the current COVID-19 pandemic. While he said he understands people’s worries, Dr Gillson warned they could be taking an even

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Concierge Medical coronavirus update – May 13

We had been hopeful that the Prime Minister’s address on Sunday would have clarified the current national situation though it seems it may have created more questions than it answered. The positive news is evidence from the Office of National Statistics that overall deaths, and deaths within care homes, are now in decline. The ONS

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Concierge Medical coronavirus update – April 27

While it is probable that we have reached the peak of Covid-19 infection in the UK, the descent will be protracted and lockdown measures will remain in place for the foreseeable future. In this update, we will again attempt to cover some of the emerging issues and questions relating to the coronavirus outbreak. COVID-19 Testing