S3 E7 - Covid blues song; racism, nationalisation, incentivisation; new covid drugs; does continuity help?

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4th February 2022

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After not being out the house for 13 days due to him and the kids having covid, Neal Tucker uses the Hot Topics podcast for a bit of escapism.

Apart from singing the blues, in this podcast we discuss the latest medical news including reports of racism in the NHS, government calls for nationalisation of general practice and the negative effects of pandemic priorities on routine care from the National Diabetes Audit.

Meanwhile in the journals we look at two papers demonstrating the effectiveness of new acute covid treatments on non-hospitalised patients but ask the question: is it worth it? And two papers showing how continuity may be more effective than any medication in improving patient outcomes. Too good to be true?

Let us know what you think on email hottopics@nbmedical.com, twitter @gphottopics or GP Horizon.

References

Racism in the NHS BMA survey report

Government plans to nationalise general practice

National Diabetes Audit report

Remdesivir in non-hospitalised covid patients

Casirivimab and Imdevimab in asymptomatic covid patients

What are GPs for, when the chips are down?

The invisible GP

A call to charity

Continuity of care in Norway

Continuity of care on dementia outcomes