Dr Chaand Nagpaul, BMA council chair, said:
“Captain Sir Tom Moore was a truly remarkable man and it is hard to put into words his incredible efforts in raising millions for the NHS during the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Thanks to Capt Sir Tom, the NHS has been able to fund several new projects during this crisis, helping to provide practical and emotional support for patients, their families, and doctors working on the frontline against this dreadful virus.
"But perhaps most importantly, his tenacity, generosity and strength of spirit lit a beacon of hope – a beacon that will continue to shine in the years to come as the nation remembers this very special man.”
Notes to editors
The BMA is a trade union and professional association representing and negotiating on behalf of all doctors in the UK. A leading voice advocating for outstanding health care and a healthy population. An association providing members with excellent individual services and support throughout their lives.