On Saturday 4 July, the day before the NHS’s 72nd birthday, the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) saw both of its two main buildings in London and Liverpool light up in blue in a moment of remembrance and reflection for all those we have lost to the coronavirus.
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.
Professor Donal O’Donoghue responds to the Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement of a “New Deal”, aimed at putting jobs and infrastructure at the centre of the government’s economic growth strategy.
Dr Patrice Baptiste wanted to be a doctor from as far back as she can remember. A supportive family and a drive to succeed enabled her to achieve her dream, but not without some struggles along the way.