Dr Minh Alexander NHS whistleblower and former consultant psychiatrist, 22 April 2020
Pictured above is the minimum recommendation by the EU European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control for PPE for healthcare workers treating Covid-19 patients. taken from the following guidance:
The UK has now seen over a hundred deaths of health and social care workers from novel SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.
The journal Nursing Notes has collated a database of deaths that are in the public domain:
I have transcribed the data, as of 21 April 2020, to a spreadsheet so that it can be interrogated more easily by anyone who has an interest in these deaths, with a death of a Southwark social worker added.
Additional details have been added such as employing NHS trusts where relevant, and links to press reports of each death.
I will endeavour to update the spreadsheet periodically.
The spreadsheet can be downloaded from this link:
Of staff deaths in the public domain, the data so far shows 67 Covid-19 staff deaths in 51 NHS trust. Of these, there were 11 staff deaths in 7 mental health trusts.
The worst affected trusts are:
The seven mental health trusts affected are as follows:
This is a breakdown by staff groups of all 112 health and social care worker deaths in the public domain:
UPDATE 28 APRIL 2020
As of end of 27 April 2020, I found 145 Covid-19 deaths of UK health and social care workers in the public domain, drawn from the Nursing Notes’ Covid Memorial database and other media sources.
This is the updated spreadsheet of frontline deaths:
This is a breakdown by staff group of all 145 health and social care worker Covid-19 deaths that are in the public domain:
59 English NHS Trusts had a total of 80 reported staff Covid-19 deaths. The worst affected NHS trusts are as follows:
12 mental health trusts had a total of 16 reported staff Covid-19 deaths:
BMA press release 3 May 2020: