In a time of uncertainty

02 May 2020
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 It's important to appreciate the hard work, time and personal sacrifice made by those on the frontline during this pandemic
Volume 28 · Issue 5

Abstract

Corin Casey-Hardman, our consultant editor, expresses her immense gratitude to those on the frontline as we navigate COVID-19

At this unprecedented time in the world, I wanted to write a few words of encouragement, support, praise and thanks. At the time of writing, I am aware that cirumstances and statistics will have changed once the journal has gone to print This is the ‘new normal’ across the globe.

Having worked both as a nurse and midwife within the NHS for 44 years, I thought I had seen and experienced everything that our wonderful health service had to offer: multiple changes in education across professions (oral exams for midwives and the introduction of Project 2000 for nurses, for example), the impact and fear around HIV and AIDS, and the dawn of a new millennium with the fear that the world was going to end at midnight on 31st December 1999. However, never, much like yourselves, have I ever had to approach something with such consequences for whole populations as this current pandemic. Life as we knew it seemed to change overnight and all of us are anxious and worried about our family, friends and children.

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