DAUK in The Independent: doctors who die deserve inquests

NHS doctors who die from coronavirus deserve an inquest, insists DAUK.

.The call comes after significant data was gathered in collaboration with the Doctors Association UK, exposing “very significant gaps” in personal protective equipment provisions for staff fighting the virus on the frontline.The startling results show 38 per cent of doctors had no eye protection in accordance with Public Health England guidelines, 38 per cent of those who need FFP3 or similar masks do not have access and 47 per cent do not have access to long-sleeved gowns for procedures.

The government has declared 27 deaths of NHS staff from Covid-19, while there have been 125,856 total confirmed cases in the UK and 16,509 fatalities as of Tuesday afternoon, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Furthermore, Dr Katie Sanderson, a doctor in Acute Medicine at a London hospital [and DAUK committee member] believes it is essential that any fatalities throughout the pandemic among NHS or care staff are thoroughly investigated.