FICM Dean and RCoA President on the tragic milestone of 100000 COVID-19 deaths and the recovery of the NHS

27 January 2021

FICM Dean, Dr Alison Pittard and the President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, Professor Ravi Mahajan have written an opinion piece for The Times as the UK passes 100000 deaths from COVID-19. Dr Pittard and Professor Mahajan's piece acknowledges the grief and pain of such a tragic moment in the history of the UK and NHS and highlights the need to focus on the task that lies ahead; healing the NHS not just from the impact of COVID-19 but addressing the long-established issues that are with the system.

The full article can be accessed here via a subscription with The Times.

We must allow ourselves to grieve for the loss of so many but we cannot forget the tasks that lie ahead.

Dr Alison Pittard and Professor Ravi Mahajan