The College has sent a letter to Lord Deighton on personal protective equipment (PPE), with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. 

Lord Deighton was appointed by the UK Government lead an effort to produce essential PPE for frontline health and care staff in England. He will coordinate the end-to-end process of design through to manufacture, including streamlining the approvals and procurement process to ensure that new domestic PPE supplies are swiftly approved and can get to the front line, where they are needed.

The Colleges have welcomed Lord Deighton's appointment, and would urge transparency at a UK level regarding the stocks of PPE available, as well as an action plan outlining what PPE can be expected by primary, secondary and community care – and when healthcare workers in these sectors can expect to receive PPE.

Our full letter can be found in the 'further information' section.

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