What can we learn from COVID-19

Recorded on 13 July 2021 

This podcast is about lessons learnt during Covid-19. The RCoA has launched a report that identifies 10 lessons that the UK healthcare system can learn from the pandemic which will be discussed in the podcast.

Recorded by the Royal College of Anaesthetists 

Professor William Harrop-Griffiths

RCoA Vice-President 

Dawn Chamberlain
Clinical Improvement Director

Dawn is the Clinical improvement Director at NHS England and NHS Improvement which includes RightCare, the Beneficial Changes Network and Clinical Audit. 

Dawn is an experienced and highly effective Executive Director; she was previously the London Productivity Director at NHS Improvement and Chief Operating Officer at South West London & St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust from 2012 - 2017. Dawn is passionate about making a difference for people and improving quality in the NHS.

Dawn's extensive career in the NHS has included managing complex integrated systems across Mental Health and Social Care, Substance Misuse, Primary Care, Community Services and Acute Hospital settings. 

Dawn began her career as an occupational therapist and holds a BSc in Occupational Therapy and an MSc in Addictive Behaviour. 

Dr Cian Wade

Cian Wade is a National Medical Director’s Clinical Fellow working at the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and NHS England and NHS Improvement. A junior doctor by background, Cian is interested in exploring how good leadership and strategy can translate into improvements in the quality of care provided to patients across a range of clinical settings. Having worked both on the clinical front-line and with senior medical leaders during the covid-19 pandemic, Cian is particularly keen on exploring the implications of the pandemic for the way in which we design and deliver healthcare and approach the major public health challenges of the future. He will shortly take up a Fulbright scholarship to pursue a Master of Public Health at Harvard University