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Covid-19 has transformed how GPs work – from having to wear full PPE instead of ordinary clothes, to seeing a huge decline in the number of patients they are seeing. Here’s how one practice in Liverpool has adapted.
Dr Debbie Noland is living with a new reality.
A few months ago, the Liverpool GP would have dressed relatively casually for a day seeing patients at the Ropewalks Practice in the city centre.
Now she is in medical scrubs and full protective clothing – face mask, visor, gloves and apron.
“Now we are completely clinical, I look like I did when I was a medical student working in the hospital in surgery,” says Dr Noland.
“It’s definitely far more challenging – and