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Covid-19: BMA calls for rapid testing and appropriate protective equipment for doctors

BMJ 2020; 368 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m1099 (Published 17 March 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;368:m1099

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  1. Abi Rimmer
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The BMA has said that it is working to ensure that all doctors have appropriate protective equipment and that those who are self-isolating with minor respiratory symptoms have access to rapid testing.

In a letter sent to BMA members on 16 March, BMA council chair Chaand Nagpaul said that, in response to the covid-19 pandemic, the association was working to tackle the issues affecting doctors, across the nations, and in each branch of practice.

“We will all be naturally worried about how this will impact on our ability to provide vital care for patients,” Nagpaul said. “We are also concerned about the need for healthcare workers to …

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