The BMJ spoke to a junior doctor, Jasmine Ho, about a charity that she set up to distribute personal protective equipment (PPE) to healthcare staff which promotes the use of reusables in the NHS.
Lives are being put at risk and the care of patients disrupted by a spate of hospital incursions from Covid-19 deniers whose online activity is channelling hatred against NHS staff, say healthcare and police chiefs. The Doctors’ Association UK (DAUK), a union representing frontline medics, said it was unacceptable that staff working themselves into the ground to keep patients safe were having to worry about a new threat from Covid deniers and anti-maskers.
Many medical students have faced the prospect of final year failure because of teething troubles with a new online assessment system, campaigners have warned. Some students have found the situational judgement tests prematurely terminated because of technical difficulties – or because of, alleged, minor infractions of rules, the Doctors’ Association revealed.
Frontline NHS workers are at the coal face of the escalating second wave of COVID-19. We are seeing the problems on the ground that are hindering the country moving forward. We need Parliament to listen so action can be taken As part of our #ProtectTheFrontline campaign DAUK is holding an urgent MP briefing to ensure parliamentarians are well versed in the issues facing the NHS, and to garner much needed public support to improve things as fast as possible on a national scale.