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Letters Covid-19: the long road to recovery

Reimagining healthcare after covid-19: a new normal for medicine

BMJ 2020; 369 doi: (Published 05 June 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;369:m2220
  1. Mayur Lakhani, GP principal1,
  2. Sonam Lakhani, GP trainee2,
  3. Priyanka Lakhani, core medical trainee3
  1. 1Highgate Medical Centre, 5 Storer Close, Sileby, Loughborough LE12 7UD, UK
  2. 2Barnet Hospital, Barnet, UK
  3. 3Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow, UK
  1. m.lakhani{at}

Godlee discusses the long road ahead after covid-19.1 Is this an opportunity to reimagine healthcare and forge a “new normal” for medicine?

After the most extraordinary few weeks, WB Yeats’s memorable line comes to mind: “All changed, changed utterly.” Normally complex changes such as virtual care and major service reconfigurations have occurred at breathtaking pace.2 Traditional barriers, institutional inertia, …

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