It is important to follow the guidance from Government on PPE. Although influenced by the World Health Organisation, we follow specific instructions from Public Health England.
The latest guidelines are available in the UK government’s infection prevention and control guidance.
You can download a copy of our Recommended PPE PDF at the bottom of this page, which follows current guidance from Public Health England and NHS.
I am concerned that the PPE in my workplace is insufficient. What should I do?
Organisations must have effective procedures in place to allow nurses and healthcare staff to raise any concerns in relation to equipment, policies and processes for managing COVID-19 at the earliest opportunity.
If you work with Superior Healthcare in our complex care division we are responsible for providing all your PPE and we currently have sufficient stocks of all necessary kit.
If you work in the Superior Healthcare’s agency division, then it is the responsibility of the organisations we send you to, to provide PPE. However, we work closely with our clients to ensure they are doing everything possible to provide you with the correct PPE. We are also helping where we can to support both our clients and our staff with additional PPE, if the organisation is struggling to provide PPE itself.
Should I accept a donation of home-made PPE?
Personal protective equipment for use in health and care settings must meet specified health and safety standards included within the product specifications for examination gloves, gowns, face masks and eye protection.
This is to ensure reliable and effective protection against infection, and ensure PPE is fit for purpose. Any personal protective equipment made by hand, for example cotton face masks, will not provide the level of protection required against COVID-19.
Healthcare workers must not accept any PPE hand made donations. Superior Healthcare will provide you with high standard personal protective equipment meeting health and safety standards.
Anyone wishing to donate equipment to the health service as part of the COVID-19 response should visit the government website.