Protecting frontline health and social care staff and their patients

I appreciate the concerns that constituents have raised about the supply of personal protective equipment to people working in health and social care.

Ensuring our frontline staff are properly protected is of paramount importance to me, and to all my colleagues in Parliament. I have been pleased to learn that the army has been working to distribute supply of the equipment.

Having raised this matter directly with the department, I know that my colleague the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care is taking this issue extremely seriously. However, I will continue to closely scrutinise steps being taken to ensure that all health and social care staff, whether they work in the NHS or other care facilities, are adequately protected and able to carry out their vital roles safely.