COVID-19 has brought many new challenges including how GPs manage safeguarding. Many victims of abuse have been more ‘hidden’ during lockdown and COVID-19 has amplified many different types of abuse and exploitation. Many GPs have been very concerned about their vulnerable patients during this time.

Join this webinar to learn more about how abuse has been manifesting during COVID-19 and practical ways in which GPs and the Primary Care team can continue to safeguard and support their most vulnerable patients at this time.

Dr Joy Shacklock will focus on how COVID-19 has amplified adult safeguarding issues and brought new safeguarding challenges. She will also explain how to identify and manage adult safeguarding issues when working remotely. Professor Gene Feder will focus specifically on issues around domestic abuse which has been increasing during lockdown

Webinar Chair: Dr Michael Mulholland, Vice Chair Royal College of General Practitioners (Professional Development), GP Partner Unity Health, HEE Thames Valley Workforce

Webinar Speakers:

  • Dr Joy Shacklock, RCGP Safeguarding Lead, Named GP and Practice Safeguarding Lead, Harrogate North Yorkshire
  • Professor Gene Feder, Bristol GP and Professor of Primary Care, Centre for Academic Primary Care, Bristol Medical School