A marathon not a sprint: The endurance of Physician Associates by Ammara Hughes

This is the seventh blog by Dr Ammara Hughes on Primary Care Leadership and COVID vaccination. Read the first, second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth blogs in the series. Three years ago, I ran my first marathon. As runners will know, this generally comprises of a four-to-five-month training programme, which becomes all consuming. You fit the runs around […]

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The value of health professional networks in tackling vaccine hesitancy; an engagement exercise with the Chief Medical Officer by Samia Latif and colleagues

‘If you want to go fast, go alone If you want to go far, go with others’ (African proverb) Much has been said and written about vaccine hesitancy and health inequalities in Black, Asian, and ethnic minority (BAME) communities, particularly during the Covid pandemic. Lower vaccine uptake and access to health services by BAME communities […]

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Social care, leadership and COVID: a tangled mix by Richard Humphries and Nicholas Timmins

COVID-19 has thrown social care in England into the spotlight in a way that nobody would have wanted. The death toll in care homes, in people’s own homes, and among care staff. The desperate early struggle to get personal protective equipment to carers that mirrored the problems in the NHS, but at times seemed worse. […]

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