Dr Catherine Labinjoh is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. Other positions within the College include Council Member representing the constituency of Central and Tayside, and member of the College’s Equality, Diversity, and Inclusivity Group. She is a Cardiologist and works in NHS Forth Valley Hospital.

This interview took place on 5 October 2020.


00:00 Introduction

00:49 The effect of coronavirus pandemic on working hours and practices

02:18 Comments on availability of medicines, medical equipment, and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

03:22 Complexities of treating patients during the coronavirus pandemic

08:12 Thoughts on the long-term effects of coronavirus on health and mental health

10:20 Long-term effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the NHS

14:03 Government response to the pandemic

16:05 Public response to the pandemic

19:02 Personal experiences of friends and colleagues contracting Coronavirus

21:43 Effect of the pandemic and lockdown on home-life routines

25:08 Wellbeing and mental health impact of the pandemic on medical professionals

27:33 Views on finding information surrounding the pandemic

29:30 Comments on the role of the College’s Equality, Diversity, and Inclusivity Group during the pandemic

32:56 Closing comments on how the pandemic has affected the use and sense of touch as a medical professional