Pressures on doctors to work without PPE in the UK as of April 2020

As of April 2020, over seven percent of UK doctors surveyed reported they often feel pressured to work in high-risk areas during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic without adequate personal protective equipment (PPE). While 22 percent of doctors said sometimes they are pressured to work without adequate protection

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Have you ever felt pressured when working in an AGP* area to see a patient without adequate protection?

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Release date

May 2020


United Kingdom

Survey time period

Aprl 28 to April 30, 2020

Number of respondents

4,863 respondents

Special properties

UK hospital doctors

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* An aerosol generating procedure (AGP) area is a high-risk area in either Intensive Care Units or in the hot zone of an Emergency department.

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