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The Avoidable Death of Joy Stokes

Joy Stokes died recently of cancer that went undiagnosed due to NHS COVID-19 restrictions. Nick, her husband of 46 years, tells her story.

Former NHS trust chairman, Nick Stokes, recently lost his wife, Joy, to undiagnosed cancer after 46 years of marriage. Under NHS COVID mitigation measures, GP’s doors were closed for in-person visits for much of the last year and had Joy been able to obtain treatment sooner, her doctors believe she would’ve survived.