Covid: PPE price rises cost taxpayers £10bn, report says -

Covid: PPE price rises cost taxpayers £10bn, report says

Covid: PPE price rises cost taxpayers £10bn, report says. Personal protective equipment (PPE) stockpiles in England were inadequate for the Covid pandemic and price rises earlier this year cost taxpayers about £10bn, the spending watchdog has said. The National Audit Office said there had been a particular shortage of gloves and aprons. The government said the NAO’s[…]

Coronavirus Safety officials had 'political' pressure to approve PPE -

Coronavirus: Safety officials had ‘political’ pressure to approve PPE

Coronavirus: Safety officials had ‘political’ pressure to approve PPE. The isolation suits supplied by PestFix were similar to those pictured here Britain’s safety watchdog felt leaned on by the government to make factually incorrect statements about PPE suits bought for NHS staff earlier in the Covid-19 pandemic, the BBC has found. Emails reveal how the[…]

Imperial College docs using Microsoft HoloLens for Covid-19 ward rounds -

Imperial College docs using Microsoft HoloLens for Covid-19 ward rounds

Imperial College docs using Microsoft HoloLens for Covid-19 ward rounds. Doctors at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust have been piloting the use of Microsoft HoloLens to carry out ward rounds for patients with coronavirus. By wearing the computer headset, the mixed-reality ward round means only one doctor has to enter the coronavirus ward. During the[…]