The NHS has drafted in DHL Supply Chain to support the running of six Nightingale field hospitals set up to provide emergency care to COVID-19 patients. The company is also playing a key role in delivering vital medical supplies as well as providing non-emergency ambulance services. The supply chain operation, which would normally take up to six months to put in place, was launched within two weeks, which enabled ExCeL London to be transformed into a hospital in record time. […]
Truck drivers in danger of losing their licences because GPs and private providers are no longer carrying out D4 medicals during the COVID-19 pandemic have accused the DVLA of throwing them to the wolves.
Lorry drivers bringing freight to the UK will be exempt from the need to quarantine for 14 days, according to business secretary Alok Sharma.
The DVLA’s decision to continue its suspension of driver medicals has been condemned as “ludicrous” and poses a significant risk to road safety, according to doctors’ network D4Drivers.