Moving onwards in 2022

We continue to work hard alongside Covid-19 which is moving more into the background of every day life. It still presents with challenges of staff absence and cancelled operations due to testing positive. We are obliged to defer elective (non-urgent) operations until 6-7 weeks after someone tests positive for Covid-19. This is causing some frustration and disappointment for some of those who have been waiting patiently for operations.

Covid-19 vaccine

Several Covid-19 vaccines have been found to be effective at preventing severe illness and in December 2020, Leeds Teaching Hospitals started its vaccination programme. I attended a session on Wednesday 16th December and helped consent and prescribe the Pfizer mRNA vaccine to care home staff. I managed to receive a spare dose that would otherwise have been discarded. Hopefully this is the start of the recovery phase now fingers crossed.

Covid-19 pandemic

There has been an unprescented challenge to the world presented by the Coronavirus pandemic. As a consequence of significant restrictions of social interaction and the seriousness of the Covid-19 disease and its potential effect on NHS resources, our attention has been diverted to dealing with this emergency. As a consequence there has been a prolonged pause placed on routine cases including private work. We are hoping that as the NHS and the Nation recovers, some private work will gradually resume. Please stay safe in these difficult times.

MBA Essentials

Whilst off from work managed to complete an on-line course in business and management from the London School of Economics. Kept me occupied whilst away from usual work. Excellent course and content provided invaluable knowledge and skills for the future.