In March 2020, Dr Kate Edwards, a former RCP chief registrar, found herself in the eye of the COVID-19 storm. As the RCP publishes its updated manifesto calls ahead of the 2021 Senedd election in Wales, she reflects on how she and colleagues rose to the challenge during the pandemic.
Since the onset of the pandemic, our healthcare system has shown its capacity to adapt and innovate to deliver improved services. Greater Manchester is leading the way, having accelerated the development of its single care record system for almost 3 million people in the region.
Consultant community geriatrician Dr Cindy Chu has been shielding since the end of March 2020. In this piece, she talks about what it was like working remotely from her patients, and how her team came together at lightning speed to put in place new ways of treating patients from afar.