Your opportunity to feedback on access to HIV clinical care during Covid-19
We have been contacted by the Patient Representative sitting on the Northern HIV Clinical Forum who is interested in how people living with HIV have experienced hospital- based HIV outpatient services during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The forum comprises HIV consultants and clinicians from across the North of England and meets a couple of times a year to discuss HIV clinical issues and service developments.
The patient representative is keen to hear about experiences of accessing clinical services during the pandemic and how this may have affected people’s management of HIV, particularly the following:
- Has the pandemic affected how, where and when you see your HIV consultant – and if so, how have you felt about any changes?
- Have you been able to access diagnostic services such as having your bloods done etc?
- Are you able to access or collect your medication easily? Have there been any problems?
- Are there any other issues you have experienced accessing hospital-based HIV outpatient services since the lockdown began in March 2020?
If you are happy to feedback on any of the above questions, please email your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
The information we receive will be shared anonymously with the Patient Representative who will feedback to the next meeting of the Northern HIV Clinical Forum in November and report back to George House Trust on the outcome of any discussions.
George House Trust may also use any information received to inform our conversations with clinical colleagues.