'Government is letting us down' over lack of protective equipment says Bristol junior doctor

A junior doctor from Bristol says staff on the front line of the NHS feel 'let down' by the Government over a lack of protective equipment as they continue to treat Covid-19 patients.

Emma Coombe, who is training in paediatrics and currently working in a London hospital, told ITV News she feels Prime Minister Boris Johnson is failing to keep staff safe and said patients will ultimately suffer.

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Dr Emma warns that it's patients who will suffer if NHS staff fall ill.

The Government this week announced a new drive that will see all NHS frontline staff provided with coronavirus test kits.

Dozens of universities, research institutes and companies across the UK are involved in the project, which starts this weekend.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock, who has recently tested positive for the virus, said the Government is working hard to "relieve pressure" on the NHS.

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