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Covid-19: give NHS staff rest spaces and free parking not thank yous, says doctor

BMJ 2020; 368 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m1171 (Published 23 March 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;368:m1171

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  1. Abi Rimmer
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An NHS consultant has called for NHS staff working during the covid-19 pandemic to be rewarded with rest areas and free parking.

Speaking to LBC radio on 19 March the intensive care consultant known only as “Jack” called for staff who were “putting their lives on the line” treating patients during the pandemic to be properly rewarded.1

“All I want, rather than people saying thank you when this is finished, is for these people to be given a coffee room to sit in. To be given a kettle, coffee, milk. Maybe a Christmas dinner that’s paid for or given to them by the …

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