Why technology has been hailed as success in transforming GP practices in Leeds - the YEP says

Every part of our lives as we know them have been forced into change in the face of crisis.

Tuesday, 14th July 2020, 6:00 am
A GP at Oakwood Lane Medical Centre in Leeds.

From our daily routines right through to the services we access when we need support.

The 101-strong network of GP practices across the city have transformed the way they care for patients in the face of the pandemic.

They are establishing new ways of working and their buildings now look physically different, as markings indicate social distancing guidelines.

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Technology has played a huge role in this and it has been hailed as a real success story in the communication between patients and staff.

But today GPs are urging people who need their support the most to make sure they don’t slip through the net.

There are real concerns that cancer symptoms could be going untreated because people are worried about visiting their surgery or placing a burden on healthcare services.

At the heart of this is restoring patient confidence.

After all our medics and NHS have been our guardian angels during this crisis.