INFORMATION ON SPECIFIC PRODUCTS AND QUALITY ASSURANCE
This communication provides information on several products, along with clarification of the central assurance undertaken to approve the release of these items into the supply chain.
It has been agreed by the Department of Health and Social Care with input from Health Safety Executive, MHRA, and NHSE/I.
Prior to releasing PPE stock into the supply chain a number of checks are undertaken to ensure it meets the relevant technical and regulatory health and safety requirements. This includes an upfront assurance process which includes checking of certifications and testing information to ensure the product meets relevant technical and regulatory health and safety requirements to be released.
In addition, currently when stock arrives into the national warehouse in Daventry (push stock) checking of documentation is undertaken by the relevant regulators; Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).
The regulators will only release products into the UK supply chain if the product is fit for its intended use.
This note covers the following products, all of which are safe to use: