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Children under five with respiratory symptoms should have in-person appointments with GP

It has been recommended that GPs should see all children under five who present with respiratory symptoms in-person. 

Concerns have been raised that whilst in lockdown, respiratory viruses will rise when lockdown lifts due a lack of exposure owing to current safety measures.

The new guidance was given to Primary Care staff via their latest bulletin advising that if children are showing respiratory symptoms, they should be tested for Covid-19 but that doctors should also make a clinical assessment in-person. 

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Source: BMJ, 9 June 2021


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