2020 has tested the resilience of the health system and those who work in it. The fortitude of the workforce has been rightly lauded, with remarkable levels of public support.
Experiences of this time have not been uniform, for patients or for the profession. But clinicians, system leaders and policymakers can all agree that coronavirus (COVID-19) has left its mark, and will continue to do so.
The picture is complex, and we’re only part-way through this pandemic. But clear lessons have already emerged, and we owe it to doctors and the patients they care for to apply them...