Spent the day talking to PPE suppliers/medical staff The picture which emerges is an English procurement system which has major issues at both national and local levelNot all these problems
At the local level, we now have what you might say is an absurd situation where NHS trusts are competing against each other, sometimes in price terms, to secure PPE.
On 29th March Michael Gove told Andrew Marr that the reason the UK didn't participate was "communication confusion"https://twitter.com/RhonddaBryant/status/1252612029195726851 Clearly matter of what govt did and why and what they said
I know you might have had some trying times recently but I guarantee you it is but nothing compared to the 2 hour saga of talking a 74 year old
Talked to a few doctors on #covid19 frontline this evening about excess beds/capacity issues the govt spoke about today Widely observed that far fewer people with other medical conditions are
What’s going on in hospices? (Thread) A few wks ago, I reported on care homes and their situation with #Covid19Last week I spent some time at a hospice, the @PAHospice
1- what does PM have to say about this? Surely, ultimately, has to be a decision for him2-many civil servants in Whitehall expect an extension of some sort. There is
Govt briefing just included a graph of global deaths, showing UK line below France.But @HSJnews says the graph is misleading, as Patrick Vallance had said graph included only hospital deaths.
Govt says at daily briefing that they're working towards including care home and community deaths into the daily figures but that there are lots of difficulties in so doing.It certainly
Disturbing research from @LTCcovid @adelinacohe @zalaka11. It compares #covid19 mortality data in care homes across 5 European countries. Care homes account for between 42% and 57% of all their Covid19
Over the last 24hrs the UK has received donations of PPE from Turkey and ventilators from Germany. When the dust settles, one of the many big questions to be answered
Prof @JeremyFarrar, confirming to @AndrewMarr9 what has been obvious from the data for a while: UK is likely to have one of the worst “if not the worst” death toll