Our Executive Director, Dr Catherine Rhodes, was quoted in the Guardian on UK pandemic preparedness:
Catherine Rhodes had been scheduled to give evidence to the MPs’ inquiry. She said the UK had had fairly good pandemic planning in place.
“There does, however, seem to have been a significant gap between recognition of the risk and planning, and action on preparedness,” she said. “In particular, there could have been much better public communication in advance of the outbreak about the sort of measures that might be necessary in such a situation, and surge capacity in the NHS could have been substantially improved.”