Warning: Coronavirus treatments will fail unless GPs receive positive test alerts

Dr Mukesh Haikerwal says GPs need to know straight away if a patient is positive so they can start treatment in the recommended five days

Practices need to be alerted when a patient tests positive for COVID-19 to ensure at-risk patients receive treatment straight away, says a leading GP. 

Dr Mukesh Haikerwal.

Dr Mukesh Haikerwal is reissuing his warning that eligible patients will slip through the net unless GPs are told of their positive status immediately. 

According to updated guidelines