Years of underfunding catch up with UK healthcare system
25 May 2020 | 9:00 am
The coronavirus pandemic has laid bare shortcomings in healthcare systems the world over. In the UK, years of underfunding have contributed to a severe shortage of personal protective equipment that has left frontline workers buckling under the strain.
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