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Doctors should not be sued after Covid-19 ends

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While the Covid-19 focus has shifted to the reopening of schools and the easing of other lockdown measures, doctors continue to work in uniquely challenging circumstances. As the months have passed it is easy to forget that this is still a new disease, with many unknowns. Doctors are making tough treatment and triaging decisions, and in the past weeks some have even had to make the decision to not see patients due to inadequate PPE provision.

Many doctors are also working outside of their normal area of expertise to support the NHS effort, and some have come out of retirement, in the knowledge that over 175 frontline health and care workers have lost their lives to Covid-19.

These doctors need to know they are supported, yet many tell us they are concerned that they will face investigation down the line for the difficult decisions they are making now in good faith. This does not seem right.

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