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.
BMA memorial event
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.
On Wednesday 16 March, from 12:00 till 12:45, we hosted a COVID-19 memorial service to reflect on the incredible work undertaken by the medical profession during the pandemic and commemorate those doctors who died from COVID-19.
The service took place in the Great Hall of BMA House, where we presented the commissioned COVID-19 memorial sculpture. Invited guests included the families and friends of the doctors who died from COVID-19.
A recording of the event is available to watch below.
Watch the COVID-19 memorial event
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
ARM 2021 COVID-19 memorial
Last 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.
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.
If you have any questions, please contact our CSER team