Recorded on the 26th January 2021
The UK has become, officially, the worst performing country in terms of Covid-19 deaths, per head of population - and the number of people in hospital is still higher than at any point in the pandemic.
In this podcast, Fiona Godlee, editor in chief of The BMJ, talks to; Partha Kar, consultant in diabetes and endocrinology in Portsmouth, Matt Morgan, a consultant in a intensive care medicine in Cardiff, and Helen Salisbury, GP in Oxfordshire.
They talk about working in the NHS at the moment, and the challenges in things like oxygen and vaccine supplies. How the pandemic has exposed a gap in general medicine, and the importance of challenging poor responses at all levels.