The news from IIMS headquarters in the past month has been distressing and sad to report. Just as we headed into a scheduled four week lockdown period imposed by the UK Government on 3 November, COVID-19 was unwittingly brought into the IIMS offices. Just two days prior, the local council inspector had praised us for our COVID-19 secure working environment following his unannounced visit. But such is the virulent nature of this awful disease, that it is no respecter of any boundaries, or measures put into place seemingly to try and prevent it.
Seven of my colleagues, including myself, were infected within a matter of hours. I labour the point only to highlight that this is a miserable and debilitating disease which is best avoided at all costs! Do all you can to protect yourself from it.
Editing the Report Magazine is, as I am often heard to say, one of the favourite parts of my job. Over the years the output of the publication has developed as the scope of articles has widened. The December edition, number 94, is published today. Click here to access the publication in either pdf or eReader format. In my opinion, it is the most complete publication IIMS has published to date and, at 116 pages, sets a new record as the biggest one ever too.