Role: Hot Hub Doctor

Describe your job role

  • Seeing adults and children with infectious conditionsan image of a lady dressed in personal protective equipment (PPE)

How would you describe a typical day?

  • Seeing patients along side another doctor at Tuffley Surgery where the hot hub is located
  • We wear full PPE to keep us and patients safe
  • Treating patients who can be safely manged at home, sometimes with medication
  • Admitting patients to hospital or the Rapid Response team if they are very unwell
  • Helping the duty team with prescriptions
  • Dealing with test results and hospital letters

What do you enjoy about your job?

  • Speaking to patients and their families
  • Making sure patients get the help and treatment that they need

What challenges do you face in your role?

  • It is hot working in PPE
  • Sometimes if the rapid response team who can support patients at home are full we have to decide if a hospital admission is needed instead

What advice would you give to patients?

  • Please have your mobile phone on – we will call you before we come and get you from your car, to get as much history remotely
  • Please wear a face covering if you can and ask anyone with you to wear one too
  • Please don’t park across other residents’ driveways