National Day of Reflection

Today marks three years since the first official lockdown began. During the pandemic, more than 200,000 people died with COVID-19 some of whom were practising GPs, practice team colleagues, and patients.

Marie Curie, our partners in developing the Daffodil Standards, are holding a National Day of Reflection, which the RCGP is supporting along with many other organisations. It is an opportunity to remember those we have lost and how the pandemic has impacted on our lives.

There will be a minute’s silence at 12 noon and you can find out more about other ways to get involved.

The Daffodil Standards provide a free, evidence-based framework to help practices self-assess and consistently offer the best end of life and bereavement care for patients.

Sign up for free

Register your practice (it takes two minutes) and you will have access to:

Your Daffodil Standards pack will include notebooks, pens, posters and leaflets for you and your team, as well as the Daffodil Mark, which can be displayed to highlight the practice's commitment to excellent end of life care and support for people with advanced serious illness.

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Further information

RCGP Press office: 020 3188 7659

Notes to editor

The Royal College of General Practitioners is a network of more than 54,000 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.