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COVID-19: Supply of ventilators

Inquiry

This inquiry continues our work on the government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, focussing on the NAO’s investigation into the supply chains and procurement of ventilators.

The NAO report will set out the facts about the government’s spending on efforts to rapidly increase the number of ventilators available to the NHS in response to COVID-19.  

It will cover both the ‘Ventilator Challenge’ intended to encourage UK manufacturers to design and build ventilators, and the purchase of ventilators on the world market. 

The Committee will take evidence from senior Cabinet Office, Department for Health & Social Care, and NHS officials on the report’s findings in mid-October.  

In advance of that hearing, we are calling for evidence from industry and health and medical experts on how Government has managed this particular aspect of its response to the pandemic. If you have evidence on this, please submit it below by Thursday 8 October.  

Reports, special reports and government responses

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Twenty-seventh Report - Covid-19: Supply of ventilators
Inquiry COVID-19: Supply of ventilators
Committees Public Accounts Committee
HC 685
Report
Response to this report
Treasury minutes: Government response to the Committee of Public Accounts on the Twenty seventh report from Session 2019-21
HC 685
Government Response

Oral evidence transcripts

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12 October 2020
Inquiry COVID-19: Supply of ventilators
Committees Public Accounts Committee
Oral Evidence
SOV0001 - COVID-19: Supply of ventilators
Witnesses Mr Geoff Snell
Committees Public Accounts Committee
Written Evidence
SOV0002 - COVID-19: Supply of ventilators
Witnesses VentilatorChallengeUK Consortium
Committees Public Accounts Committee
Written Evidence

Contact us

  • Email: pubaccom@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 020 7219 3273 (General enquiries). For all media enquiries please contact Jessica Bridges Palmer bridgespalmerj@parliament.uk / 07917488489
  • Address: Public Accounts Committee, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA