National Day of Reflection

Publication date: 23 March 2021

Today marks one year since the first official lockdown began. During the pandemic, more than 125,000 people have died with COVID-19 - 16 of whom were practising GPs. Many more have suffered, either directly as a result of COVID-19 or indirectly due to restrictions that have been put in place as part of the pandemic response.

Marie Curie, our partners in developing resources to support GPs to deliver high quality palliative and end of life care, are holding a National Day of Reflection, which the RCGP is supporting along with many other organisations. It is an opportunity, as the name suggests, to remember those we have lost, how the pandemic has impacted on our lives, and how it may change them in the future.

There will be a minute’s silence at 12 noon, people are encouraged to shine a candle or light in their windows at 8pm – and you can find out more about other ways to get involved.

Further Information

(For media only)

RCGP Press office – 020 3188 7633/7494/7574

Out of hours: 020 3188 7659

Notes to editor

The Royal College of General Practitioners is a network of more than 52,000 family doctors working to improve care for patients. We work to encourage and maintain the highest standards of general medical practice and act as the voice of GPs on education, training, research and clinical standards.

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