Professor Brendan Murphy responds to GP alarm over handling of COVID-19 outbreak

Chief Medical Officer admits a change in strategy is needed to prevent crisis

Last week, GPs warned of the growing frustrations across the specialty to obtain PPE to safely test patients for COVID-19 infection.

Professor Brendan Murphy
Professor Brendan Murphy.

They were also concerned about dealing with the huge demand coming from patients wanting care, support or advice.

Here, Chief Medical Officer Professor Brendan Murphy responds, accepting more "sophisticated strategies" will be needed to