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As the tragic milestone of 200 health and care worker COVID-10 deaths is passed, Mark Conrad reports on how doctors fear lockdown confusion could lead to further fatalities

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As confusion reigned over the UK government’s botched attempt to communicate its easing of Coronavirus lockdown restrictions, the number of frontline health and care fatalities this week reached another unwanted milestone: 200 deaths.

Data verified by the website Nursing Notes shows that, as of 11 May 2020, some 205 frontline health and care staff have now died as a result of Covid-19. That represents an increase of 26 fatalities since last week, indicating that UK hospitals and care homes remain Coronavirus hotspots.

The new data shows that 198 named frontline staff have now died from Covid-19, but at least seven un-named workers have also died — meaning the total figure now exceeds two hundred. Nursing Notes liaises with employers and families of deceased staff to verify its data – and has an agreement to share its data with Byline Times for public record.

Despite the new figures, Boris Johnson and his ministerial team yesterday opted to begin to ease the UK’s tight lockdown restrictions. However, the government’s revised policy and communications strategy – built around a the phrase “Stay Alert, Control the Virus, Save Lives” – came under immediate fire amid general confusion about the exact rules now in place across England and the rest of the UK.

While the Westminster government’s new rules — including allowing people to exercise as often as they like, new travel advice and a return to work for some jobs at venues considered safe — apply only to England, the leaders of devolved administrations in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have opted not to ease restrictions as much as Westminster. As a consequence, several sets of lockdown rules and guidelines now apply to different parts of the UK and critics have openly questioned prime minister Boris Johnson’s decision to ‘go it alone’ in England by easing restrictions sooner than elsewhere.

The general state of confusion caused by Johnson’s revised strategy was exemplified by London mayor Sadiq Khan, who appeared to distance himself slightly from Johnson’s revised guidance when he urged people in the capital to “stay at home wherever possible” – the stance adopted by Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon.

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, Johnson’s effective second-in-command during the pandemic, also appeared to misinterpret the revised lockdown rules when he spoke to broadcasters on 11 May. Johnson’s televised address on Sunday indicated that workers could begin returning to their offices from today (11 May), but Raab appeared to contradict the prime minister when he told the BBC that the return to work policy would begin on Wednesday 13 May.

Labour leader Keir Starmer said the government’s lockdown policy had already begun to “unravel” and he called for greater clarity. Starmer said: “So many of us have questions that need answering.”

Former Labour leader Ed Miliband described the government’s apparent confusion over its own strategy as “shambolic”.

Attempting to clarify his new rules, Johnson today told the House of Commons: “The government is today submitting a [lockdown easing] plan which is conditional and dependent, as always, on the common sense and observance of the British people.”

The prime minister said the current situation required a “flexible response” across the UK, and potentially even parts of England, and added that there could be a return to stricter lockdown rules if the rate of infections begins to rise significantly once again.


Johnson is due to host a press conference to provide further details of his plan later today.

But Byline Times was today contacted by several senior doctors concerned that the public now appear confused over how they are expected to work, socialise, exercise and shop.

One consultant said: “This week saw the two-hundredth frontline health and care worker die from health problems stemming from Coronavirus. I am worried that ministers have somewhat botched their communications strategy and, amid public confusion, we will see more people contract Covid-19 un-necessarily.

“If the decision to emerge from lockdown has been taken too soon in England, it risks undoing almost everything we have exhausted ourselves over since February.”

Fatalities to 11 May 2030

Nurses and Midwives

Ade DicksonRegistered NurseBarnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
Aimee O’RourkeRegistered NurseQueen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital
Alice Kit Tak OngRegistered Nurse & MidwifeColindale Medical Centre
Amor GatinaoRegistered NurseNorth West London Collaborative of Clinical Commissioning Group
Areema NasreenRegistered NurseWalsall Manor Hospital
Ate Wilma BaanagRegistered NurseWatford General Hospital, West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Brian MfulaRegistered NurseSwansea University
Donald SueltoRegistered NurseHammersmith Hospital
Elsie SazuzeRegistered Nurse Totally Care agency in Wolverhampton
Gareth RobertsRegistered NurseCardiff and Vale University Health Board
Gladys MujajatiRegistered NurseDerbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Grant MagangaRegistered NursePennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
Josiane Zauma Ebonja EkoliRegistered NurseHarrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
Julie OmarRegistered NurseWorcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
Leilani DayritRegistered NurseSt Cross Hospital, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
Leilani MedelRegistered NurseHoop Recruitment agency in Bridgend
Linda ClarkeRegistered MidwifeRoyal Albert Infirmary, Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust
Liz GlanisterRegistered NurseAintree University Hospital
Lynsay CoventryRegistered MidwifePrincess Alexandra Hospital
Mary Agyeiwaa AgyapongRegistered NurseLuton and Dunstable Hospital, Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Melujean BallesterosRegistered NurseSt Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Michael AllieuRegistered NurseHomerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Patrick McManusRegistered NurseStafford’s County Hospital, University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust
Rahima Bibi SidhaneeRegistered NurseGrennell Lodge Nursing Home
Rebecca MackRegistered NurseRoyal Victoria Infirmary
Ricky PericoRegistered Nurse
Sara TrollopeRegistered NurseCenrtral and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Sophie FaganRetired Enrolled NurseHomerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Steven PearsonRegistered NurseCumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust
Josephine PeterRegistered NurseSouthport and Formby District General Hospital
Khulisani NkalaRegistered NurseLeeds and York NHS Partnership Foundation Trust
Julie PenfoldRegistered NurseArrowe Park Hospital
Katy DaviesRegistered NurseUniversity Hospitals Southampton
Angie CunninghamRegistered NurseBorders General Hospital
Larni ZunigaRegistered NurseLongdene Home Care, Surrey
Mahadaye JagroopRegistered NurseUniversity Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Alice SarupindaRegistered NurseWalsall
Mary Jane JongweRegistered NurseHerondale/Kingfisher House
Fiona AndersonRegistered NurseSouth Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
Ken LambatanRegistered NurseSt George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Anujkumar PavithranRegistered NurseUnited Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Tony EriamiatoeRegistered NursePennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
Maria Victoria PradoeRegistered NurseElvy Court Care Home
Emilita HurbodaRegistered Nurse
Adekunle EnitanRegistered NurseEast Kent Hospitals
Keith DunningtonRegistered NurseGateshead Health
Olabode Francis AjanlekokoRegistered Nurse
Gail OakesRegistered NurseBolton Hospice
Philomena CherianRegistered NurseOxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Cecelia FashanuRegistered NurseCumberland Infirmary
Lalaine PesarioRegistered NurseMumbles Nursing Home, Swansea
Jennie SablayanRegistered NurseUniversity College London Hospital
Samsan MajaRegistered NurseEnfield Community Mental Health Team
Suzanne LoverseedRegistered Nurse
Karen HuttonRegistered NurseLochleven Care Home, Broughty Ferry
Augustine Agyei-MensahRegistered NurseNorthampton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Rachel ChikandaRegistered Nurse
Eyitolami OlaolorunRegistered Nurse
Andy CollierRegistered NurseHollins Park Hospital (NWBH)
Onyenachi ObasiRegistered NurseNELFT/Barkingham and Dagenham Council
Emmanuel EnriquezRegistered NurseLeeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust

Clinical Support Workers

Thomas HarveyHealthcare AssistantGoodmayes Hospital
John AlagosHealthcare AssistantWatford General Hospital, West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Glen CorbinBank Healthcare AssistantCenral and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Janice GrahamHealthcare Support WorkerInverclyde Health and Social Care Partnership
Charles Kwame TanorBank Healthcare Worker
Elvira BucuHealthcare Assistant
Amarante DiasHealthcare Support WorkerWeston General Hospital, University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
Maureen EllingtonHealthcare Assistant Southmead Hospital at North Bristol NHS Trust
Kevin SmithPlaster Room AssistantDoncaster Royal Infirmary
Donna CampbellHealthcare Support WorkerVelindre Cancer Centre, Velindre University NHS Trust
Andrew TrebleTheatre AssistantWrexham Maelor Hospital, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
Lourdes CampbellHealthcare AssistantBolton NHS Foundation Trust
Jane MurphyHealthcare AssistantEdinburgh Royal Infirmary
Barbara SageSenior Healthcare AssistantMarie Curie
Ruben Junior MunozHealthcare AssistantSurrey and Sussex NHS Trust
Jenelyn CarterHealthcare AssistantMorriston Hospital, Swansea Bay University Health Board
Ade RaymondHealthcare Assistant & Student NurseMiddlesex University and healthcare assistant at Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
Margaret TapleyHealthcare AssistantWitney Community Hospital, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Chrissie EmersonHealthcare AssistantThe Queen Elizabeth Hospital Kings Lynn NHS Trust
Grace KungwengweHealthcare AssistantUniversity Hospital Lewisham
Kirsty JonesHealthcare Support WorkerAirdrie Health Centre
Juliet AlderHealthcare AssistantWest London Mental Health Trust
Sharon BamfordAuxillary NurseSwansea Bay University Health Board
Esther AkinsanyaHealthcare AssistantLewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
Janice GlasseyHealthcare AssistantWidnes District Nursing Team
Julias SanaMental Health Support WorkerSt Peter Hospital, Newport, Wales
Ibilola AladejanaBank Healthcare AssistantUniversity College London
Mark WoolcockAmbulance Care AssistantBarts Health NHS Trust
Afua FofieHealthcare AssistantHounslow and Richmond Community NHS Trust
Rutendo MukotsanjeraMental Health Support Worker
Khalid JamilHealthcare Support WorkerWest Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Miharajiya MohideenHealthcare AssistantBarts Health NHS Trust


Medical Staff

Dr Alfa SaaduLocum ConsultantWhittington Health NHS Trust
Mr Amged El-HawraniConsultant in ENTUniversity Hospitals of Derby and Burton
Dr Habib ZaidiGeneral PractitionerEastwood Group Practice
Prof Sami ShoushaConsultant HistopathologistCharing Cross Hospital and Imperial College Faculty of Research
Mr Adil El TayarRenal Transplant SurgeonSt Mary’s Hospital and at St George’s Hospital
Mr Jitendra RathodCardiac Transplant Surgeon Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Dr Anton SebastianpillaiConsultant GeriatricianKingston Hospital
Dr Paul MateweleLecuturerLondon Metropolitan University
Dr Abdul Mabud ChowdhuryConsultant UrologistHomerton University Hospital
Dr Edmond AdedejiRegistrar in Emergency MedicineGreat Western Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Fayez AyacheGeneral PractitionerNorth Clacton Medical Group
Dr Syed Zeeshan HaiderGeneral PractitionerDagenham’s Valence Medical Centre
Dr Hamza PacheeriLocum Gynaecologist
Dr Peter TunSpecialist in NeurorehabRoyal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Rajesh KalraiyaConsultant PaediatricianNorth East London NHS trust
Dr Krishan AroraGeneral PractitionerViolet Lane Medical Practice
Dr Mamoona RanaRegistrar in Psychiatry
Dr Hafiz JalalRegistrar in Cardiology
Dr Craig WakehamGeneral PractitionerCerne Abbas Surgery
Dr Manjeet Singh RiyatConsultant in Emergency MedicineUniversity Hospitals of Derby and Burton
Dr Muhanad Nowar EltayibCardiology DoctorRoyal Victoria Hospital, Belfast.
Dr Sadeq ElhowshRegistrar in T&OWhiston Hospital, St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Dr Yusuf PatelGeneral PractitionerWoodgrange NHS Medical Practice
Dr Medhat AtallaConsultant GeriatricianDoncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Vishna RasiahConsultant NeonatologistBirmingham Women’s Hospital
Dr Kamlesh Kumar MassonGeneral PractitionerGP Locum
Dr Paul KabaseleConsultantMoorfields Eye Hospital
Dr Nasir KhanLocumMid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Dr Furqan SiddiquiRegistrarManchester Royal Infirmary
Dr Erwin SpannaglSurgical ConsultantNorthwick Park Hospital
Dr Habibhai BabuSenior House OfficerBarts Health NHS Trust
Dr Saad Al-DubbaisiGeneral PractitionerGarden City Medical Centre
Dr Tariq ShafiConsultant HaematologistDarent Valley Hospital

Allied Healthcare Professionals

Pooja SharmaPharmacistEast Sussex Healthcare NHS
Mandy SiddornPharmacy AssistantSwettenham Chemists Ltd
Linnette CruzDental NurseBrynteg dental practice
Amrik BamotraRadiology Support WorkerKing George Hospital, Ilford
Gordon BallardParamedicLondon Ambulance Service
Simon GuestRadiographerFurness General Hospital
Barry EnglandParamedicEast of England Ambulance Service
Vivek SharmaOcupational TherpistMedway Community Healthcare
Gerallt Davies MBEParamedicWelsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust
Ian ReynoldsParamedicLondon Ambulance Service
Ann SheppardCouncillorMoir Medical Practice
Jayesh PatelPharmacistLocum
Mark StanleyParamedicYorkshire Ambulance Service
Mahool PatelPharmacist
Robert BlackParamedicScottish Ambulance Service

Care Workers

Chloe MiddletonResidential Home Carer
Catherine SweeneyHome Carer
Carol JamaboHome CarerCherish Elderly Care
Dean McKeeResidential Home Carer
Amanda ScottResidential Home Carer
Patricia CrowhurstAgency Nursing Home Carer
Gilbert BarnedoResidential Home Carer
Gaily CatallaResidential Home Carer
Sonja KayganResidential Home CarerElizabeth Lodge Care Home
June AndersonRe-enablement AssistantJames Dixon Court
Sharon ScanlonSocial Care WorkerPowys County Council
Gary MeliaHome Carer
Muhammad IslamSocial WorkerBirmingham Children’s Trust
Sue CairnsSupport Worker
Carol ChallanorSocial WorkerLiverpool City Council
Sebi DevassyResidential Care Worker
Janet LivingstonResidential Care WorkerFordmill Care Home, Montrose
Mick GallagherAgency Home Care Worker
Donna FitzgeraldHome Care WorkerAmberley House Care Home

Ancillary Staff

Barbara MooreDischarge PlannerAintree University Hospital
Emily PerugiaCare CooordinatorCenral and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Andy HoweBus DriverNottingham Hospital Transport
Oscar KingPorterJohn Radcliffe Hospital
Elberto RicoPorterJohn Radcliffe Hospital
Cheryl WilliamsHousekeeperNorth Middlesex University Hospital
Brian DarlingtonPorterLeighton Hospital
Julianne CadbyBusiness ManagerCardiff and Vale University Health Board
Andy StampICT ManagerAlder Hey Children’s Hospital
Abdul GellaledinPatient Transport Driver
Joanna KlenczonDomestic ManagerNorthampton General Hospital
Liz ShaleAdministration ManagerBradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
Charlie GoodwinPatient Transport DriverFirst 4 Care Ltd
Jenny EssenTraining and Development Co-ordinatorCambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Amanda FordeReceptionistVale Practice
Andy CostaWard ClerkHighgate Medical Centre
Melonie MitchellNHS 111 Call HandlerLondon Ambulance Service
Laura TannerBasildon and Brentwood Clinical Commissioning Group
Eileen LandersDomestic AssistantUniversity Hospitals of Derby and Burton
Dawn MarshallSupport Time Recovery WorkerHallam Street Hospital
Graham ThorneEstates CraftmanBedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Sharad BhattCentral Booking TeamWatford General Hospital
Jermaine WrightPharmacy TechHammersmith Hospital, London
Mike BrownPorterUniversity Hospital Southampton
William BrodieEstates TeamGlasgow Royal Infirmary
Tony KabiaSecurity GuardManchester Royal Infirmary
Nick JosephPorterWhittington Hospital, London
Mark PiggottCapital Projects ManagerBirmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital
Van Lang HoangPatient Transport DriverBarts Health NHS Trust
Ray LeverDomestic AssistantSheffield Teaching Hospitals

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