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BMJ 2020; 368 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m969 (Published 10 March 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;368:m969

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A&E departments lack proper isolation facilities, senior medic warns

The vast majority of NHS emergency departments in England don’t have adequate isolation facilities for containing the spread of infectious diseases such as covid-19, one of the country’s most senior emergency doctors told The BMJ. Chris Moulton, consultant in emergency medicine at the Royal Bolton Hospital and former vice president of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, said he had visited and observed around 80 emergency departments in his current role as joint emergency medicine lead for the NHS’s Getting it Right First Time (GIRFT) programme. He said, “I don’t think I’ve seen …

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