Coronavirus latest news: Nurses fearing PPE is inadequate feel like ‘lambs to the slaughter’

The Telegraph | Jan 23, 2021 at 7:20 AM
  • Nursing leaders are calling on the Government to carry out an urgent review of whether standard surgical masks offer enough protection against highly transmissible strains of coronavirus.
  • The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has written to the Government and joined forces with the British Medical Association (BMA) to write to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after members raised fears they have inadequate personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • The College is calling for a review of infection control guidance and for all NHS staff to be given the higher grade of PPE as a precaution pending the outcome.