Dr John Crichton is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. He is a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist working in Edinburgh and is currently the Chair of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in Scotland.

This interview took place on 22 April 2021.


00:00 Introduction

00:36 Changes to work patterns

03:35 Long-term impact of COVID on physical and mental health

05:04 Long term impact on NHS

07:44 Scottish Government response to the pandemic

09:13 Public response to pandemic

11:14 Vaccines

16:00 Personal experiences of friends and colleagues contracting coronavirus

18:45 Effect of the pandemic and lockdown on home-life routines

21:31 Wellbeing and mental health support given to medical professionals

24:47 Misinformation on the pandemic

27:56 Closing comments on the future