National Voices, Healthwatch England and 69 other healthcare organisations mark the second anniversary of the first COVID-19 lockdown

Wed, 23 March 2022

National Voices, along with Healthwatch England and 69 other healthcare organisations have signed a shared statement to mark the second anniversary of the first COVID-19 lockdown.

Through working with and listening to our members and the communities they support, we have identified four key priorities that now need to be addressed: Access, mental health, Long Covid and inequalities.

“We stop to remember the lives of over 185,000 people in the UK who have died from COVID-19. We pause to think of their loved ones – of families with an empty seat at the dinner table, social gatherings with a missing friend and of communities with often numerous missing members. We acknowledge the particularly difficult grief people bereaved by COVID-19 have experienced, as they were often unable to spend time with their loved ones or mark their passing in ways they normally would have.” 

Access the statement in full here.