Every Thursday evening for three months, households across Britain stepped out onto their front doorsteps to clap for the UK’s carers. The ritualistic clapping, a collective outcry of support and admiration for the key workers who kept Britain going in the first lockdown.
As this most arduous of years nears its end, we’re deeply conscious that we may not yet have seen the worst effects of the pandemic on our patients and staff at our three hospitals: the Royal Free Hospital, Barnet Hospital and Chase Farm Hospital.
Medics at the Royal Free are recruiting north Londoners to take part in a new trial of drugs which could treat Covid-19, while the hospital trust has also unveiled a new rainbow bench designed to pay tribute to key workers.
Healthwatch Camden and Camden Disability Action have released a report calling on local health authorities to make sure individuals with complex medical needs are at the heart of planning during the second Covid-19 wave.
Let’s get physical! One of the dangers of lockdown is to be lulled into laziness, watching too many box sets, and eating and drinking too much, but there is no excuse to not start exercising to get fit and stay healthy.