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Future Leaders Communiqué Volume 5 Issue 2 COVID 2020

Download PDF: FL Communiqué April 2020

  • Editorial

  • Communication

  • Collaborative Care

  • Protocols in Healthcare Organisations

  • Systems of Support for Junior Doctors

  • Comments From Our Peers


The COVID-19 pandemic is reshaping the ways in which we interact with the world on every level. It has exposed us all to a degree of uncertainty in our daily lives that few would have ever experienced before. As the local and international responses to this pandemic continue to unfold, we are faced with continual changes, both personal and professional. The ripples of change reach every corner of our practice and will continue to be felt for some time to come.

While the challenges we currently face are unprecedented, our best response should be built upon the shared wisdom of our peers and predecessors. In this special edition, we have selected four past editions of the Future Leaders Communiqué that reflect upon some of the foundations of good practice. The expert commentaries contained within each edition address key themes in empowering junior doctors to practice safe patient care. We recall the issues raised within these commentaries, and how they may apply to the practical considerations specific to managing COVID-19 patients.

Finally, we have invited all of our prior guest editors to offer their thoughts on the issues considered herein, and present them in ‘Comments From Our Peers’. In the spirit of shared learning, we hope that their reflections encourage further consideration of the cases and how their lessons may be applied to the multitude of challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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