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Coronavirus: Tens of thousands of retired medics asked to return to NHS

Letters are being sent to more than 65,000 retired doctors and nurses in England and Wales asking them to return to the NHS to help tackle the coronavirus outbreak.Senior officials say the ex-employees are needed to boost frontline services.It comes after the government pledged to ensure that all hospitals have enough protective gear and ventilators.It also published a list of key workers whose children will still be able to go to school after they shut later.In Scotland, anyone who left the medical profession during the past three years has also been asked to consider returning to the NHS.Meanwhile, the chancellor is set to announce a wage subsidy package to protect jobs. Many firms are warning of collapse, wiping out thousands of ...