Wednesday saw England’s chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty tweeting an open letter to doctors thanking them for their remarkable work to reduce the impact of the coronavirus crisis on the public, but urging flexibility over the coming months.
As with the first wave, the winter period and second wave of the Coronavirus crisis will no doubt see medical professionals required to work in clinical areas outside their usual practice.
The letter, signed by the UK’s four chief medical officers, along with NHS Medical Directors and and the Chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, says the second wave “may well be prolonged throughout the winter period, with wide local variation and fluctuation in cases, requiring a sustained response from the whole profession”.
A letter from the CMOs, GMC, Medical Royal Colleges & NHS to UK doctors.
There has been a remarkable, ongoing response from the profession to COVID. The second wave will be challenging – your continuing work to reduce COVID and non-COVID harm is massively appreciated. Thank you. pic.twitter.com/yNLqnbjrND
— Professor Chris Whitty (@CMO_England) November 11, 2020
We at HCL Doctors look forward to supporting clients across the UK with our staffing needs, and urge our candidates to inform us of their availability and willingness to work so that we may help keep hospitals across the country staffed to the capacity they require to handle this crisis as well as the usual pressures of winter.
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