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Our colleagues at The Newcastle Upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust have produced the following Top Tips for Wearing Face Masks poster for staff anxious about wearing PPE. Feel free to adapt it as you feel fit.
Public Health England have issued revised guidance concerning the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) by health and social care workers, in the context of the current COVID-19 pandemic.
PHE along with NHS England and NHS Improvement have written to all Trusts to provide an update regarding the use of coveralls as an alternative option to non-surgical gowns.
A series of detailed information posters regarding recommended PPE for:
- Healthcare workers by secondary care inpatient clinical setting for the NHS and independent healthcare sector
- Healthcare workers in primary, outpatient, community, and social care for the NHS and independent healthcare sector
- Ambulance staff, paramedics, other patient transport services and pharmacy staff
- Consideration in addition to standard infection prevention and control precautions