National Intelligence Report - Personal protective equipment (PPE)


Posted on 4 September 2020 (Permalink)

A new report by the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) outlines an investigation into concerns raised about personal protective equipment (PPE) use requirements when visiting a patient at home in the ‘clinically extremely vulnerable’ category.

A safety risk was identified based on a referral to HSIB in April 2020 by a member of the public. The referral highlighted confusion around personal protective equipment (PPE) use requirements when visiting a patient at home who was in the ‘clinically extremely vulnerable’ category. The referral stated that some care workers did not use PPE when visiting their home during the Covid-19 response.

This report documents how concerns raised by HSIB were responded to by Public Health England, the body responsible for the development of guidelines for the appropriate use of PPE.

Download the report here.