MPs report on PPE: SCIE response statement

10 February 2021

Commenting on today’s Commons Public Accounts Committee report, Social Care Institute for Excellence Chief Executive Kathryn Smith says:

When the pandemic hit we said on many occasions that there was an ongoing need for both PPE supplies and training on how to use it; along with Covid-19 testing. Many social care providers had to find their own PPE supplies for some time. We also know that the first lockdown was a challenge, not just for care settings but also for policymakers who had to act quickly.

SCIE CEO Kathryn Smith continues:

This report is important because the sector and policymakers can take some of the lessons learnt and apply them to the vaccination programme as this is rolled out to all care settings and to those who are most vulnerable to the effects of Covid-19.’

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