Dr Ishwinder Thethy is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. She is a Consultant in Acute and General Medicine and works at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

Correction: In the interview, Thethy states that she has had one month of annual leave, in fact she had only had one week of leave.

This interview took place on 9 October 2020.


00:26 - The effect of coronavirus pandemic on working hours and practices

03:01 - Comments on availability of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

05:23 - Complexities of treating patients during the coronavirus pandemic

09:11 - Thoughts on the long-term impact of the coronavirus pandemic on health and mental health

11:05 - Long-term effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the NHS

15:02 - Government responses to the pandemic

18:24 - Public response to the pandemic

20:14 - Personal experiences of contracting probably coronavirus

22:53 - Effect of the pandemic and lockdown on home-life routines

24:40 - Mental health impact of the pandemic on medical professionals and personal experience of losing family member to coronavirus and being unable to be with family at that time

28:13 - Views on finding information surrounding the pandemic