DAUK tells the Evening Standard that many London doctors do not have access to gowns and eye protection, even when performing AGPs.
Some doctors and nurses are relying on donated goggles designed for school science projects, handmade masks and equipment purchased at home-improvement stores, according to the Doctors Association UK, which lobbies on behalf of front-line doctors.
DAUK reveals the first wave of data from our NHSPPE app with Messly. Sign up to submit your free, anonymous PPE status directly from the frontline at www.nhsppe.com.
The Guardian have written an article our NHSPPE app developed with Messly. We’ve received hundreds of reports on PPE shortages in the first week.
DAUK in The Independent as it is reveals there were several missed opportunities to source PPE from the EU.
Dr Jenny Vaughan on Sky News “We have heard from 1500 doctors who already signed on [to nhsppe.com]. If you look at that, only about 25% of the respondents are reporting that they actually have access to gowns. We have also heard that across London, if they don’t get supplies in over the weekend, they certainly are concerned that they are not going to have what they need for Monday. And people are being asked to reuse them.”
DAUK’s crowdfunding effort for PPE is featured in this article on Politics Home after Nicola Sturgeon orders investigation into PPE procurement.