RCN statement on PPE

Responding to PHE latest “Considerations for acute personal protective equipment (PPE) shortages” guidance, RCN Chief Executive and General Secretary, Dame Donna Kinnair, said:

“This guidance was developed without full and formal consultation with the Royal College of Nursing. It is unacceptable that any healthcare setting in the UK does not provide PPE as required by HSE and set out in the existing guidance. Only sound scientific evidence or safety concerns should change the guidance. We have written to the HSE in the strongest terms to voice our concerns. Nursing staff need to be afforded proper protection full stop.”

Here’s my view – not the RCN’s…

This Thursday you can clap for the NHS if you like. Or, you can write to your MP and demand they put pressure on the govt to take whatever measures are necessary to fix this needless PPE crisis. You can explain that you’ll be watching.

You can explain that their future votes depends upon this… and you can mean it!