Coronavirus: Almost half of all doctors had to buy own PPE or rely on donations, survey shows  The IndependentView Full coverage on Google News
Almost half of doctors have had to buy their own personal protective equipment (PPE) or have received it through a donation, according to a new survey by the British Medical Association (BMA). Although it acknowledged that PPE supplies have improved, the BMA said that the responses of 16,343 doctors in England shows more must be done to protect healthcare workers. Almost half of doctors have had to buy their own personal protective equipment (PPE) or have received it through a donation, according to a new survey by the British Medical Association (BMA).

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A survey of 16,000 doctors reveals almost two-thirds believe they are not properly protected.A survey of 16,000 doctors reveals almost two-thirds believe they are not properly protected.

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Read Almost half of doctors bought own PPE or relied on donations, BMA survey shows latest on ITV News. All the Health newsAlmost half of doctors have sourced their own personal protective equipment or relied on a donation when none was available through normal NHS channels, according to a survey. The British Medical Association said, while PPE supplies have improved, their data from more than 16,000 doctors shows there is room for improvement in protecting healthcare workers on the frontline. The organisation said its latest survey is the biggest one of frontline NHS staff during the coronavirus crisis. It said almost a third (30%) of doctors in England who were questioned said they had not reported or spoken out about issues relating to PPE, staff shortages, testing or drug shortages because they did not think anything would be done about it if they did. Asked how safely protected from coronavirus they felt at work, just under two thirds (65%) said they felt only partly or not at all protected. Overall, 48% of doctors reported having bought PPE directly for themselves or their department, or had a donation from a charity or local firm. The problem appeared to be higher among GPs, with 55% of them saying they had to do so, compared to 38% of hospital doctors. More than a quarter (28%) of doctors said they were suffering depression, anxiety, stress, burnout, emotional distress or other mental health conditions related to or made worse by work during this time. BMA council chair Dr Chaand Nagpaul said the survey response on PPE is “a damning indictment of the Government’s abject failure to make sure healthcare workers across the country are being supplied with the life-saving kit they should be”. He said: “The survey shows that overall, there has been an improvement in the provision of PPE, but if almost half of all doctors report that they had to resort to purchasing PPE themselves or rely on donations, then there is still a lot for the Government to do to protect its frontline.”

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Almost half of doctors have sourced their own personal protective equipment or relied on a donation when none was available through normal NHS channels, according to a new survey by the British Medical Association Almost half of doctors have sourced their own personal protective equipment or relied on a donation when none was available through normal NHS channels, according to a new survey by the British Medical Association

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Almost a third of doctors said they had not reported the shortages because they did not think anything would be done.Almost a third of doctors said they had not reported the shortages because they did not think anything would be done.

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More than half of GPs have had to source their own PPE, and 38% of hospital doctors.More than half of GPs have had to source their own PPE, and 38% of hospital doctors.

Coronavirus: Government criticised for 'abject' PPE failure as more than half of doctors forced to buy their own

Almost half of doctors had to source their own personal protective equipment or relied on donations during the pandemic, according to a survey.Almost half of doctors had to source their own personal protective equipment or relied on donations during the pandemic, according to a survey.

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Thousands of doctors have had to buy personal protective equipment (PPE) themselves or rely on donations, according to a survey described as a “damning indictment” of the failure to protect NHS staffAThousands of doctors have had to buy personal protective equipment (PPE) themselves or rely on donations, according to a survey described as a “damning indictment” of the failure to protect NHS staffA

Nearly half of NHS doctors have been forced to buy their own personal protective equipment (PPE) for coronavirus treatment or rely on donations, a new survey has found. Nearly half of NHS doctors have been forced to buy their own personal protective equipment (PPE) for coronavirus treatment or rely on donations, a new survey has found. 

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A British Medical Association survey found that 48 per cent had bought PPE items themselves or received an 'external donation'A British Medical Association survey found that 48 per cent had bought PPE items themselves or received an 'external donation'

Almost half of Britain's doctors have had to buy their own PPE

The British Medical Association said, while PPE supplies have improved, their data from more than 16,000 doctors shows there is room for improvement in protecting healthcare workers.The British Medical Association said, while PPE supplies have improved, their data from more than 16,000 doctors shows there is room for improvement in protecting healthcare workers.

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