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Charlotte Geoghegan is Event Manager for Safety & Health Expo and SHP at Informa Markets. She is responsible for content, strategy and sales of physical events and digital products. She is also an active member of the Women in Health and Safety committee.Before Charlotte went into this role she was Head of Content for the Safety & Health Expo, SHP, IFSEC, FIREX and the Facilities Show. She joined Informa (previously UBM) in 2015.Charlotte has spent 10 years in media & events and her academic background is in modern foreign languages. You can find her on LinkedIn here
June 22, 2020

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Most shared PPE articles so far this year

In a year when PPE has hit the headlines of mainstream press, we round up the PPE articles which have been shared the most on UK social media in the past 6 months.

Of the top 15, all but one were published in April or May 2020. The vast majority of shared were on Facebook.

  1. 1.2 million shares: Nurse disciplined after wearing only lingerie under see-through PPE gown in Russia Published by Mail Online, May 2020
  2. 601,000 shares: Nurses in bin bags due to PPE shortage ‘test positive for coronavirus’ Published by METRO, April 2020
  3. 424,700 shares: NHS coronavirus nurse, 23, dies after 12-hour shift ‘without right protective kit’ Published by, April 2020
  4. 275,500 shares: Millions of pieces of PPE being shipped from Britain to Europe despite NHS shortages Published by The Telegraph, April 2020
  5. 141,800 shares: I’ve stockpiled £2.5k of PPE including 500 pairs of gloves and 100s of masks Published by The Sun, April 2020
  6. 117,400 shares: Jimmy Kimmel accuses Mike Pence of delivering empty boxes of PPE Published by METRO, May 2020
  7. 110,400 shares: Priti Patel ‘sorry if people feel there have been failings’ on PPE Published by BBC News, April 2020
  8. 104,100 shares: Woman who stockpiled £2,500 of PPE refuses to give any to NHS Published by METRO, April 2020
  9. 94,300 shares: Trump undermines cornavirus nurse after she complained about PPE Published by METRO, May 2020
  10. 92,300 shares: NHS doctors ‘gagged’ over protective equipment shortages Published by The Independent, March 2020
  11. 87,700 shares: Charge Boris Johnson with ‘conspiracy to murder’ over PPE failings, says Philip Pullman Published by, April 2020
  12. 83,900 shares: Matt Hancock declines to apologise to nurses forced to choose whether to work without PPE Published by The Independent, April 2020
  13. 74,700 shares: Labour MP Nadia Whittome sacked as carer for speaking out about PPE shortages Published by, May 2020
  14. 67,800 shares: Vietnamese children donate 20,000 face masks to UK after saving up ‘lucky money’ Published by The Independent, April 2020
  15. 67,700 shares: Lack of PPE ‘shocking indictment’ of government’s handling of crisis Published by The Independent, April 2020

Source: Buzzsumo

For further reading about PPE, see SHP’s Complete Guide to Personal Protective Equipment

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