Having discussed concerns about PPE stock for funeral directors on a number of occasions with both the Department for Health and Social Care and the Cabinet Office, the NAFD was recently invited to make an application to access PPE through the NHS Supply Chain.
The request was elevated as far as the Secretary of State for Health and we are delighted to have heard that funeral directors will shortly be able to access stocks of PPE through their local resilience forum as well as through their normal supply chains.
We would like to thank the Government, and in particular the Secretary of State for Health Matt Hancock, for listening and responding to our plea on behalf of the profession.
This will enable funeral directors to continue their work in confidence and focus on how they can play their part in the national response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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