The Pandemic, the NHS and Us – Public Meeting

Video recording of Public Zoom Meeting organised by Islington KONP on January 19th from 7-9 PM.

Chaired by Praful Nargund, Chair of Islington South and Finsbury CLP and Prof. Sue Richards, member of Islington Keep Our NHS Public.

Speakers include Prof Anthony Costello, Professor of Global Health and Sustainable Development at UCL, member of Independent Sage

Jon Ashworth, MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care and Labour MP for Leicester South
Dr Martin Edobor, GP at Woodgrange Medical Centre in Newham and Clinical Director, North Newham Primary Care Network
Dr Amy Colori, Junior doctor, Clinical Oncology Registrar and Quality Improvement fellow at UCLH & Former Chief Registrar at UCLH
Dr Andrew Robins, Consultant general paediatrician, at the Whittington Hospital
Dr Tony O’Sullivan, national co-chair of Keep Our NHS Public and a retired consultant community paediatrician

2020 has seen Covid-19 wreak havoc in the UK. The pandemic has had a huge impact on daily lives and livelihoods and, tragically, by the end of December over 72,000 people had died. All of this has brutally exposed Britain’s deep-seated race and class inequalities. At the same time, this desperate situation has highlighted the extraordinary skill and dedication of NHS staff, who continue to achieve so much despite years of low pay, cuts and underfunding and risk their lives at the frontline every day.

Did it have to be like this? Can it be different in future?

Watch the video to access the informative discussion that we had at our public meeting.

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