Diary of a Doctor – Should You Trust Antibody Tests?

Dr. Alex got his antibody test result this week. To our surprise it was negative. This is after seeing infected patients every day since lockdown, walking around a hospital without adequate PPE, and having symptoms. How can this be? Read more…

Protect the Family – Part 2

As I wrote in part 1 – with lockdown easing in the coming weeks, we’re all opening our doors to an increased risk of infection. Having an Infectious Disease doctor working on the front line in the house means we are six times more likely to catch coronavirus. As a result, we’ve been thinking a lot about how to protect ourselves.

Helping Vulnerable Children Cope with Lockdown

We are ALL adjusting to a “new normal” which is stressful and tiring. This is magnified when we are not only doing this for ourselves, but also caring for others. But what happens we have a child that already finds their normal difficult to manage? Dr. Lydia Stone offers valuable insight…

Quarantine Constipation

It’s been over a month since we all went into lockdown. With it, our routines, our usual exercise, our regular meals, our normal sleep patterns, literally went out the window…. and so has our daily rhythm. During normal times the NHS estimate’s that around 1 in 7 adults and 1 in 3 children in the UK has constipation at any one time. Lockdown could see these figures rising….