GENERAL PRACTICE has changed drastically in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, adapting for the safety of both patients and staff .
Face-to-face consultations and packed waiting rooms have been replaced with video assessments and phone calls, as GP practices across Cork and Ireland have met head-on the constraints brought forward by the global crisis.
But while the general practice has changed, Cork GP Dr Nick Flynn emphases that services are still very much there for patients during this difficult time.
“General practice is open for business, not business as usual, but open for all the usual business,” he said.
“It’s so important that the public understand this and know that general practice is still there for them for the routine stuff during this difficult period.
“We’re worried that people who are sick are not contacting us.