doctors and nurses tackling coronavirus . (Health) service bosses are so concerned by a spate of incidents that they are preparing to warn all hospital staff to hide their NHS lanyards when They are arriving at or leaving work. Ruth May, its chief nursing Officer, said: “Our NHS staff are pulling out all the stops in the face of an unprecedented global health threat, so these reports are really concerning. We have seen some extraordinary acts of generosity from businesses and the public and this will not be overshadowed by the actions of an idiotic few, but I would urge everyone to show NHS staff the gratitude they deserve and help them to do what they do best. ” Several departments at University College Hospital London, a major acute trust in the center of the capital, have recently advised their own staff to beware after several incidents. Trust bosses then issued a briefing to all personnel on Monday repeating the need to be careful.
It said: “We are doing what we can to keep you safe. Please raise your vigilance and do not have your mobile phone or NHS lanyards / ID visible outside our hospitals. Please remember to report any incidents to security at UCLH too. ”