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Covid-19: NHS bosses told to assess risk to ethnic minority staff who may be at greater risk

BMJ 2020; 369 doi: (Published 04 May 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;369:m1820

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  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

NHS leaders in England have been told to “risk-assess” and make “appropriate arrangements” to protect ethnic minority staff who may be at a greater risk of covid-19.

The advice was issued in a letter from NHS England’s chief executive, Simon Stevens, and chief operating officer, Amanda Pritchard, setting out actions for health bosses to take in the next phase of the service’s response to the pandemic.1

NHS England said that the advice was being issued “on a precautionary basis” while Public Health …

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