To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what processes his Department has put in place to ensure that all workers in the NHS who require personal protective equipment (PPE) have PPE that fits them properly; and what assessment he has made of the adequacy of availability of PPE that meets the differing needs of the NHS workforce.
This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.
27 January 2021
We actively identify user needs and take appropriate action to incorporate user feedback in personal protective equipment (PPE) provision. Feedback has largely focused on the fit of face masks where an appropriate fit is critical for effective protection.
Alongside building and managing the resilient supply of high quality FFP3 masks, the Government is improving the availability and quality of fit testing in trusts to ensure appropriate PPE is available to individual National Health Service staff.