The epidemic or winter crisis solution is designed to handle public health emergencies like the Covid-19 outbreak. It is for governments only and needs to be booked at least 2 months in advance of delivery. The advance notice enables the MedPerson Group to have overseas doctors registered to practise with the regulator, if local numbers are insufficient.
We will provide 9,000 doctors from all clinical specialities to help alleviate any winter crisis in either the northern or southern hemispheres.
Northern hemisphere solution covers the period from 01 November to 01 March.
Southern hemisphere solution covers the period from 01 May to 01 September.
This is a 24-hour service, with 3,000 doctors online at all times, offering clinical advice and issuing ePrescriptions or ordering laboratory tests. There will be 3 x 8-hour shifts of doctors online at every minute. Each shift working for 8-hours to comply with the European Working Time Directive.