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A note on working from home
  1. Avinash Aujayeb1,
  2. Donna Wakefield2
  1. 1 Acute Medicine and Respiratory Unit, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, North Shields, UK
  2. 2 Palliative Care Team, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, Hartlepool, Hartlepool, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Avinash Aujayeb, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, North Shields NE23 6NZ, UK; avinash.aujayeb{at}

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We have read with interest various recent papers published on working from home and how productive one can try to be or how to preserve health.1 2 Although we very much appreciate how the healthcare service has embraced innovation to continue to deliver patient care throughout a pandemic, we wish to highlight some of the challenges faced by many working from home.

As the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, we acquired laptops with access to laboratory results, electronic patient notes, radiology and various other services, enabling ‘work from home’. At the time of writing, there are just under 12 million cases worldwide and just under 550 000 deaths from COVID-19.3 As this article …

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  • Contributors AA wrote the initial draft. DW revised the article. Both authors agreed on the final manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.