Dr Manveer Rahi is a junior doctor at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh, working in colorectal surgery. He has previously worked at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh in cardiothoracic surgery. He also sits on the Management Board for Trainees in the Lothians, representing approximately two to three hundred doctors in the South East of Scotland.

This interview took place on 20 April 2021.


00:00 Introduction

00:34 Changes to work patterns

03:47 PPE and equipment

05:36 Long term impact on NHS

07:38 Government response to pandemic

09:36 Public response to pandemic

11:52 Vaccines

14:40 Personal experiences of friends and colleagues contracting coronavirus

16:18 Effect of the pandemic and lockdown on home-life routines

18:19 Misinformation on the pandemic

21:21 Closing comments on Scottish election and NHS reform