Coronavirus: GPs demand ‘clarity’ over protective gear guidance

26 March 2020 – BBC News

GPs now want clarification from the Government as to whether they should now wear protective equipment to examine all patients.

Family doctors now wear PPE if they see a patient with suspected coronavirus, but the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has written to Health Secretary Matt Hancock to ask if GPs should wear it for all face-to-face consultations.

Patients with the virus but no symptoms could still infect staff.


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