The House of Commons and Science and Technology Committee and Health and Social Care Committee have published their report, Coronavirus: lessons learned to date, examining the initial UK response to the COVID pandemic. The Clinical Services Journal provides an overview of the key findings.
The UK Government must learn from the mistakes made during the pandemic – the response has often been reactive; decisions tended to lack speed; there was too little learning from the international experience, particularly in relation to non-pharmaceutical interventions and test and trace; and the engagement with relevant sectors (particularly social care) required significant improvement. These were just some of the findings from a recent inquiry into the Government’s handling of COVID-19.
Coronavirus: lessons learned to date, examining the initial UK response to the COVID pandemic1 is a 150-page report, containing 38 recommendations and drawing on evid