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.

This interview took place on 30 April 2021. Due to issues with the recording quality, Ish’s discussion of vaccines (at 10:31) was re-recorded on 21 May 2021.


00:00 Introduction

00:43 Changes to work patterns

03:15 Long-term impact of COVID on physical and mental health

10:03 Long term impact on NHS

13:57 Government response to pandemic

18:40 Public response to pandemic

21:12 Vaccines

29:01 Personal experiences of friends and colleagues contracting coronavirus

31:01 Effect of the pandemic and lockdown on home-life routines