Federal Health Department answers questions on COVID-19 and patients with disabilities

Patients with a disability need more time with their GP to help reduce their anxiety

GPs are being urged to offer more time to patients with disabilities who have struggled with social isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Professor Michael Kidd answers questions about COVID-19 and caring for patients with a disability

Professor Nick Lennox, senior medical advisor on disability and health at the Federal Department of Health, said many patients need more time with their GP whose advice could help reduce their anxiety.

“They’ve heard that they’re at increased risk, particularly people with Down Syndrome or