How is the COVID-19 crisis affecting primary care? 

Coronavirus, and the disease it causes (COVID-19), is having a major impact on almost every aspect of daily life. The healthcare sector is at the forefront of this and doctors, nurses, and all other healthcare professionals are working tirelessly to beat COVID-19 while maintaining delivery of quality care.

With this in mind, MGP and Guidelines in Practice set out to understand how COVID-19 is affecting healthcare professionals in primary care.

In our recent survey, a staggering 99% of primary care healthcare professionals told us that they are concerned about missing serious illness due to people not presenting in primary care during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Download our full report to discover how COVID-19 is affecting healthcare professionals in primary care across the UK, including:

  • how busy (or not) they are
  • whether they have time for CPD
  • what educational content they will find most useful
  • what proportion of care is being delivering remotely
  • resource supply and needs.

To track the ongoing affect of COVID-19 on primary care we intend to run the survey again at regular intervals through the year.

Guidelines in Practice


‘What this survey shows is that primary healthcare professionals have compassion for patients and recognise that other serious illnesses don’t go away just because we are in the middle of a pandemic. With innovations such as more online appointments and telephone triage, our healthcare professionals are also showing that they are adaptable, professional and wholly dedicated to their patients, whether they have COVID-19 symptoms or not.Ivor Eisenstadt, Managing Director of MGP