NHS frontline staff may walk out over lack of PPE, say unions

Warning from Unison and Unite comes after workers told to reuse disposable equipment Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage NHS staff may refuse to work if there is not enough personal protective equipment to ensure their safety, unions have warned. The warnings came in response to new guidance from Public Health England (PHE), revealed by the Guardian on Friday, which instructs healthcare workers to reuse disposable PPE. The guidelines also recommended that medics wear aprons if they are unable to access full-length gowns , and there are concerns that some PPE supplies are close to running out. Continue reading...