COVID-19 memorial

As the trade union and professional body for doctors in the UK, the BMA is passionately committed to remembering colleagues who died from COVID-19 whilst in service to their patients, during the pandemic.  

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Remembering those we have lost

For UK doctors, the COVID-19 pandemic presented a truly unprecedented challenge to their working lives. While others adapted to working from home, doctors and healthcare staff put themselves and their families at risk for the protection of others.

Tragically, many colleagues became unwell, and some colleagues died in service to their patients. 

Dr Latifa Patel reflects on the collective need to remember colleagues.  

 

ARM 2021 COVID-19 memorial

Earlier this year, the BMA commissioned a composition that was first played at the ARM (Annual Representative Meeting).

The piece, composed by Paul K. Joyce, includes music and poetry. The music is performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the poetry is read by NHS staff.

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We Will Remember (We Can't Forget) - memorial

List of remembrance

We remember our colleagues who died from COVID-19 whilst in service to their patients, during the pandemic.

See the BMJ COVID-19 memorial 

 

BMA memorial plans

The BMA wishes to produce a lasting memorial at BMA House in memory of doctors who died from COVID-19 whilst in service to their patients, during the pandemic.

More details will be available soon. 

 

Get in touch

To let us know about a colleague, or loved one, that has died from COVID-19, please complete the below form.

This will allow us to accurately include a name on our list of remembrance and contact you about future remembrance events.

COVID-19 memorial form

If you have any questions, please contact our CSER team

 

Resources

The Healthcare Workers' Foundation is a charity founded by NHS workers, for NHS workers. Download their leaflet below, for more information.