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Dr Rakesh Popat, cancer lead for the NIHR UCLH Clinical Research Facility, writes about efforts at UCLH to keep our early phase cancer trials open during the pandemic.

In2scienceUK supports young people from the most disadvantaged backgrounds to get into STEM through mentoring, work placements, guidance and support – including at UCLH and UCL through a partnership with the BRC.

It is a tired trope now to talk about the ‘new normal’ but for me, the change happened shortly after I’d moved from Scotland to London. It was only a few weeks into my role as the newest member of the RM&G team for the JRO, when we were asked to prepare to work from home for the foreseeable future.

The Covid-19 pandemic set real challenges for research leadership in the NHS -  the distinct emphasis on a single disease and on the need for speed. 

This time of coronavirus pandemic has been an unusual situation for all of us. Like many people I found that a lot of my regular workload had disappeared overnight.


‘Was I free for a quick chat?’  The yes prompted a phone call from Nick McNally and I was asked a question for which there was really only one answer.