HEALTH workers on the frontline are using a new data platform to communicate their protective equipment needs in real time during the coronavirus crisis.
Frontline.Live gives health workers the opportunity to say what specific PPE they need and where manufacturers can help, and hopes to match medical staff with the relevant suppliers across the country.
According to the latest data from the platform, PPE needs are highest in the Midlands, London and the South West.
Figures also show that gowns (around (%) and safety glasses / visors %) are the most in-demand items across the board.
From the suppliers who have registered, 100% can provide safety glasses / visors, and 95% can provide gowns to NHS staff in need.
Frontline.live , set up by a team of dedicated volunteers, is free to sign up to , and over suppliers have already joined to help NHS heroes.
Mr Raab has said the next steps will need to be “sure-footed, which is why we are proceeding very cautiously.”
He warned that Brits will have to get used to a “new normal.”
Mr Raab, who has been deputising for the PM for the last three weeks, is now expected to return to his day job as Foreign Secretary.
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