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NHS Confederation - Lockdown gains must be sustained to prevent even more loss of life

Dr Layla McCay, a director at the NHS Confederation, which represents organisations across the healthcare sector, responded to the latest COVID-19 mortality figures for England and Wales, published by the ONS 

"These figures are continuing to move in the right direction, and that is good news. What this demonstrates is that lockdown measures have had an impact – and that this impact must be sustained in order to avoid even more loss of life and to protect the NHS and care services upon which our communities rely.

"It is clear that we are at a delicate stage that needs to be managed carefully: rushing to remove lockdown restrictions before we are ready could risk us ending up in an even worse position than at the beginning of the crisis.

"Our members are clear that we need a fully operational test and trace programme, as well as a guarantee that PPE supplies will be available wherever and whenever they are needed, especially as routine care restarts."

Original article link: https://www.nhsconfed.org/news/2020/06/lockdown-gains-must-be-sustained-to-prevent-even-more-loss-of-life

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