RA & COVID-19 App
COVID-19 has already caused much suffering and hardship for our practice populations and the communities we serve, and we will be dealing with the sequelae including the consequences of the disease, trauma, bereavement and healthcare service interruption long into the future.
However, good has also come of this crisis. We are seeing governments support people in an unprecedented manner. We have seen rapid and momentous change in how vulnerable groups of people are treated. Society has recognised “key worker” roles – often the lowest paid and most insecure of jobs - as the ones which keep society going and demonstrates this publicly.
We have seen the rebirth of community. People have volunteered in staggering numbers and, throughout society, people have started looking out for and helping others. We need to encourage more to do so:
https://www.hscworkforceappeal.co.uk/ (Northern Ireland)
Important change has happened already and now we have an opportunity to ensure that this positive change endures.