From the Government slogan - “Stay home. Protect the NHS. Save Lives.” - to the 8pm Clap for Carers, the NHS has been front and centre of the fight against COVID-19. But has our relationship with our national health service changed? And what have we learnt from the pandemic that could change the future of healthcare provision?
With capacity threatening to reach breaking point, the speed at which the seven Nightingale Hospitals were established showed us just how much can be achieved in a short space of time, by working together. But even though the immediate health crisis may have abated through efforts to protect the NHS, critical patient issues such as cancer, diabetes and mental health care still need to be addressed.
From providing new beds to working more closely within communities, is the NHS up to the challenge? And what role should we be playing in looking after our own health and wellbeing to help protect the NHS? Chris Waine from Arcadis and our guests Richard Noble and Robert Hakin from Leeds Teaching Hospital discuss the future of healthcare and more in the episode nine of the Long Story Short podcast series.