Session 1: How well prepared was the NHS?
Watch session 1 (Wednesday 24 February) again: The People's Covid Inquiry asks: How has policy over the last decade impacted on the resilience of our NHS, social care system and public health systems and its preparedness for the coronavirus pandemic whilst delivering continuity of core NHS services? ​
 
Witnesses: Jo Goodman (Co-founder Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice) Professor Sir Michael Marmot (Director, UCL Institute of Health Equity, UCL Dept of Epidemiology and Public Health) Holly Turner (Children's Mental Health Nurse/CAMHS) Professor Gabriel Scally (President Epidemiology and Public Health Section Royal Society of Medicine, Visiting Professor of Public Health, University of Bristol, member of Independent SAGE) John Lister (Health Journalist and campaigner)
Session 1 Highlights
Jo Goodman, co-founder of Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice UK, speaking as a witness at the first session of the People's Covid Inquiry last week.
Children's Mental Health Nurse Holly Turner on the state of the NHS going into the pandemic. She said, 'we've been struggling with understaffing and lack of beds and really difficult circumstances for years.'
Professor Sir Michael Marmot (Director, UCL Institute of Health Equity, UCL Dept of Epidemiology and Public Health) , speaking as a witness at the first session of the People's Covid Inquiry last week.
Professor Gabriel Scally (President Epidemiology and Public Health Section Royal Society of Medicine told the inquiry that failure to prepare for the COVID-19 pandemic led to avoidable deaths.