The transition from surgeon to manager during the COVID-19 response

Writing this article on the first Sunday in May, when in any other year, I would be wearing my bowler hat in Hyde Park for the annual Cavalry Memorial Parade, a time ‘pre-COVID’ does seem a very distant memory. Having served for 22 years in the Army Reserve, much of it spent on exercise in an ‘ops room’, I was approached early in the response and asked to join the hospital tactical command…