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RPS Museum Covid-19 oral history recordings

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The RPS Museum, in collaboration with the RPS Retired Pharmacist Group, has published clips of oral history interviews capturing the impact of Covid-19 on the pharmacy profession.

The interviews reveal insights into the pandemic that are hard to capture through written records alone. They explore practical issues faced by those working in pharmacy, but they also reveal the human side of individuals’ experiences.

The Covid-19 oral history project aims to collect around 30 interviews, spanning different experiences within pharmacy. These include reflections from the workforce, those in education and the retired, as well as perspectives from patients and individuals.

More clips will be added in a rolling programme as the project progresses through 2024. The full recordings will be held in the museum archive, accessible for research by appointment.

Hear Tim Root outline vaccine supply, Mahendra Patel OBE discuss clinical trials and Maram Takriti explore her student experience under the Covid-19 Experiences heading on the museum's Oral Histories section.

RPS Museum Manager Catherine Walker says: ‘With the support of the RPS Retired Pharmacist Group and RPS Museum volunteers we are thrilled to be able to capture the pharmacy profession’s experiences of Covid-19. We’re so grateful to all those who have contributed so far and are excited to continue to add more clips to our website, for everyone to explore.’

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