COVID-19 Episode 10: Staff Risk Assessment in General Practice
Jun 17th, 2020 by primarycareknowledgeboost
Staff risk assessments in primary care during COVID-19 are generating many questions such as;
- Which tool?
- How should they be carried out?
- What are the advantages and disadvantages of doing them?
- How does Vitamin D fit in?
- What does this mean for practice?
GPs Sara and Lisa talk to Greater Manchester based GP Dr Jaweeda Idoo and Practice manager Gina Bird about their experiences of staff risk assessments in general practice at the moment.
- BMJ Covid-19: Known risk factors fail to explain the increased risk of death among people from ethnic minorities May 2020: https://www.bmj.com/content/369/bmj.m1873
- NHS Staff Risk Assessments: https://www.nhsemployers.org/covid19/health-safety-and-wellbeing/risk-assessments-for-staff
- SAAD Risk Assessment: https://abmacademy.com/saad-risk-scoring-for-bame/
- Welsh Risk Assessment Tool COVID-19 (WRATC): https://www.bapio.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Risk-Assessment-Tool.pdf
- RCOG Covid-19 Advice in Pregnancy: https://www.rcog.org.uk/en/guidelines-research-services/guidelines/coronavirus-pregnancy/
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