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Dr Helen Salisbury

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Duration: 1:10:52 | Added: 12 Jun 2023
Georgina Ferry interviews Helen Salisbury, GP and Senior Medical Education Fellow, 19 January 2023.

Topics discussed include (00:00:40) early interest in medicine, neurology, general practice; (00:03:18) involvement in teaching at Oxford, including communications skills course for medical students; (00:08:30) activity and engagement on Twitter, standing for parliament; (00:09:43) columnist at the British Medical Journal and Take a Break magazine; (00:13:58) first awareness of COVID-19; (00:17:08) changes to seeing patients in-person at the practice, buzzer system and telephone triage; (00:19:31) communication and messaging, including missteps on definitions of symptoms defining COVID-19, herd immunity; (00:24:57) lack of testing at the start of the pandemic; (00:29:55) infrastructure issues; (00:33:45) Independent SAGE; (00:38:50) vaccine volunteer; (00:40:35) campaign by GP surgeries around vaccine drive; (00:46:00) PPE procurement during the pandemic, including government VIP lanes; (00:50:49) changes to seeing patients in-person again, including remote consulting; (00:56:42) colleague response to media profile; (01:01:49) personal threat from COVID-19; (01:03:43) impact on ability to work, as a result of the pandemic; (01:05:16) changes in approach to work as a result of the pandemic and hopes for the future.

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