NHS and Social Services: Protective Clothing

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 3rd August 2020.

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Photo of Daisy Cooper Daisy Cooper Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Justice), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the statement by the Minister for the Cabinet Office on 2 May 2020, how many of the 149 million masks delivered to NHS and care workers in England from 25 February to 2 May 2020 were (a) surgical masks, (b) disposable particulate respirator masks grade FFP1, (c) disposable particulate respirator masks grade FFP2 and (d) disposable particulate respirator masks grade FFP3.

Photo of Daisy Cooper Daisy Cooper Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Justice), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of pieces of personal protective equipment delivered to NHS and care workers via NHS supply chains since 1 January 2020 were (a) masks, (b) goggles, (c) aprons, (d) pairs of gloves, (e) gowns, (f) visors and (g) other categories by (i) surgical level or (ii) grade.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Holding answer received on 02 June 2020

The Government is working around the clock to give the social care sector and wider National Health Service the equipment and support they need to tackle this outbreak. The full weight of the Government is behind this effort.

We have delivered over 2.4 billion items of personal protective equipment (PPE) across the health and social care system. We have brought together the NHS, industry and the Armed Forces to create a giant PPE distribution network almost from scratch. It is providing drops of critical equipment to 58,000 healthcare settings including general practitioners, pharmacies and social care providers.

From 25 February to 31 May we have delivered over 1.57 billion items of PPE across the health and social care system within England, plus tens of millions more will have been distributed by the devolved administrations. This figure includes the following: 208 million masks; 241 million aprons; 2.9 million gowns; and 941 million gloves.

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