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 19 May 2021.


00:00 Introduction

00:42 Changes to work patterns

01:36 Long-term impact of COVID on physical and mental health

02:59 Long term impact on NHS

06:04 Government response to pandemic

08:55 Public response to pandemic

10:31 Vaccines

13:24 Personal experiences of friends and colleagues contracting coronavirus

15:05 Effect of the pandemic and lockdown on home-life routines

17:12 Wellbeing and mental health support given to medical professionals

19:09 Misinformation on the pandemic

21:26 Closing comments