This year has tested all of us to near breaking point, and the impact of cancelled procedures will take a good portion of the next year to resolve. Training of our staff has been compromised and we all need to be mindful of the extra support these cohorts will undoubtedly require over the next year. But looking on the good side – we have all learnt things about ourselves we didn’t know. We’ve learnt that we can use our skills and knowledge in different ways, we’ve learnt that kindness goes a long way, and we’ve learnt that you can never use too much hand cream! We’ve tested our problem solving skills, learnt that good team working is essential and that mental health is something that needs to be looked after and valued. In all my years in cardiology, I don’t think that I have ever witnessed such an enthusiasm for working together, and sharing knowledge and experiences. We have truly grown as a profession. I am excited to see how we move forward in 2021!
Attached is a letter from the Scientific Leads from across the UK which recognises all your hard work, and the importance of the contribution made to the Covid 19 pandemic by the healthcare science profession. I encourage you to read this.
Hopefully you’ll have some downtime over the Christmas season, and get to spend some time with loved ones (even if that has to be virtually). Here’s looking forward to a brighter New Year.