Ayanda Capital: Protective Clothing

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 22nd September 2020.

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Photo of Mark Hendrick Mark Hendrick Labour/Co-operative, Preston

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the qualifications of Ayanda Capital Limited to ensure compliance with NHS safety standards in relation to masks supplied by that company.

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

Any personal protective equipment (PPE) provided by suppliers must meet strict safety standards as per the published technical specification for PPE at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/technical-specifications-for-personal-protective-equipment-ppe

When offers are being evaluated, the technical suitability of the products on offer are confirmed with separate teams at NHS Supply Chain.

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