Posts tagged “General Practice”

We’re seeing & hearing it’s tough out there at the moment… 
It’s all getting back to ‘normal’…is it??? 
A lot of patients expecting that they can now go ‘back to how it used to be, get what they want, when they want… 
It is March 8th, and the kids are finally back in the classroom! Hooray we say as the temporary home-school desk is put away. Another landmark date in our roadmap to recovery. When I dropped my 8 year off to school, I was excited for him to be reunited with his pals but also a little sad. I will miss him, he has been at home for 8 weeks, a fact that he reminded me of the other day. Goodness, how time flies and we are nearly at the 12 month point at which this all began. 
It is January 2021 and who would have thought we would be in another national lockdown. It has been so tough for so many and when you read the news it is all fairly grim to say the least. Once again, an air of uncertainty and fear has enveloped us all as we are regularly informed of the ever-increasing numbers of people who have tested positive for coronavirus. We are once again told ‘Stay safe, stay at home and protect lives. It is back to zoom quizzes, home schooling and restrictions we thought had long gone. 
Thursday 28th May 2020 marked the last clap for all our frontline staff, an incredible time of unity. People collectively acknowledged the efforts and strength demonstrated by all the staff who put themselves on the frontline to ensure that we, the general public were looked after and felt safe during the height of the pandemic. 
 
We clapped every Thursday night and spoke of our gratitude and endless thanks to those who were prepared to work through the eye of the storm and risk their own lives to help others. 
 
Then the clapping stopped. 
Our world throughout this pandemic has changed beyond all recognition and we now face a new normal. Life during and after Covid 19 is and will be very different. People have adjusted and changed how they work and have faced many challenges along the way. ‘These are unprecedented times’ is a phrase we are more than familiar with as we navigate our way through this ever-changing landscape that is to become our new way of living and working. It goes without saying that our NHS and frontline workers have been pivotal in keeping us, the public, safe. So how do we look after them? 
 
General practice has quickly changed and identified safe ways to work but, of course, this hasn’t been easy and we are all having to adapt. However, one thing that remains the same is the importance of looking after your staff and ensuring that they know they are appreciated and valued. 
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