Layla Moran MP says a friend of an NHS intensive care doctor has emailed her “in despair”.

She says the doctor contracted Covid on Christmas Eve and has been unable to work since, as it developed into Long Covid.

Her HR department has issued her with papers to file for statutory sick pay at the job centre and she stands to lose her salary entirely, the MP tells the House.

Moran asks the health secretary to urgently look into this case and others like it so that “the frontline staff, the heroes of the pandemic receive the proper finacial support they need while they recover”.

Javid thanked the doctor and their colleagues across England for everything they’ve done and continue to do for the country and says if she writes to him he will look into it carefully.