Frontline nurses protest over a lack of protective equipment

A protest was held yesterday by nurses on the frontline of the battle against COVID-19 amid a lack of personal protective equipment (PPE). The dispute is based on a difference between the World Health Organization’s guidance on recommended PPE for COVID-19 and the guidance trusts are following from Public Health England.

The organisation, Nurses United, alleges that the difference between the two sets of guidance is due to a failure to stockpile enough PPE to keep NHS and Social Care staff safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The grass-roots nursing organisation also suggests that a lack of PPE is at least “partly to blame” for the high number of health and social care professionals that have died from COVID-19.

Full story in Nursing Notes, 29 April 2020