03 May 2020
"Inquests into coronavirus deaths among NHS workers should avoid examining systemic failures in provision of personal protective equipment (PPE), coroners have been told, in a move described by Labour as very worrying.
The chief coroner for England and Wales, Mark Lucraft QC, has issued guidance that an inquest would not be a satisfactory means of deciding whether adequate general policies and arrangements were in place for provision of PPE to healthcare workers."
See also: Northern Ireland, Coroners should be allowed to investigate PPE failures (Irish Legal News)
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