Government accused of wasting taxpayers’ money paying over odds for PPE from China

Ministers have been accused of paying over the odds for personal protective equipment (PPE) after rejecting an offer from a British business to supply surgical gowns to deal directly with its Chinese supplier instead. The start-up’s three employees spent a week and about £10,000 sourcing the items, including paying distributors in China to translate specifications to […]

Almost half of Britain’s doctors have had to buy their own PPE

Dr Nagpaul said: “The Government has five tests it has said must be met to ease lockdown – the first of which is ‘making sure the NHS can cope’. Another key test is confidence that supplies of PPE are able to meet demand. Six weeks into this...