LGA responds to Public Accounts Committee report on procurement and supply of PPE

“Social care deserves parity of esteem with the NHS, including on future PPE supply and infection control measures. Frontline health and care workers should receive all the appropriate protective equipment they need.”


Woman wearing PPE mask

Responding to a Public Accounts Committee report on the procurement and supply of PPE during the pandemic, Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said:

“Social care staff have been doing an incredible job in extremely challenging circumstances throughout this crisis. As this report highlights, many struggled to access the PPE they needed at times at the beginning of the pandemic. It is good that we now have a central stockpile and dedicated supply, alongside a government commitment to fund coronavirus-related PPE to the end of June 2021.

“Social care deserves parity of esteem with the NHS, including on future PPE supply and infection control measures. Frontline health and care workers should receive all the appropriate protective equipment they need.”