Dame Denise Coia

College President Professor Jackie Taylor has expressed her sadness on the passing of Dame Denise Coia, who died on Thursday 8th April.

Dame Denise Coia

College President Professor Jackie Taylor has expressed her sadness on the passing of Dame Denise Coia, who died on Thursday 8th April.

Professor Taylor said:

“Dame Denise Coia’s contribution, both to psychiatry and to the wider medical profession, will leave behind a significant and substantial legacy. In particular our profession has recognised the huge contribution she made in recent years to promote the wellbeing of her colleagues through her work with Professor Michael West. The ground-breaking report that emerged from their work last year perfectly encapsulates the challenges we all face, and set out a clear framework for action to address this critical challenge.

“Dame Denise knew that protecting doctors’ own wellbeing is essential to securing the safety of our patients, a message which resonates with us all at the current time. I’m grateful for her commitment and her service to the medical community, which will continue to benefit us all for years to come.”


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