Salisbury Foundation Trust

FOI_5689

Internal Reference Number: FOI_5689

Date Request Received: 02/06/2020 11:23:33

Date Request Replied To: 12/06/2020 09:59:13

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Request Summary: FIT Test Respiratory PPE

Request Category: Researcher

 
Question Number 1:
How many medical staff were working with tight-fitting respiratory protective equipment in February 2020, March 2020, April 2020 and May 2020? Please give the numbers broken down by the months; and, if it is possible, please break it down by type of staff member (nurse, doctor, etc) and setting. If it is possible, please separate out those working in Covid-affected environments (I do not know if you hold a separate register for Covid and non-Covid).
 
Answer To Question 1:
According to our understanding, there is no official definition of "tight-fitting respiratory protective equipment", so we do not hold this information.
 
Question Number 2:
How many of the medical staff working with tight-fitting respiratory protective equipment in Covid-affected environments were fit-tested for that equipment in February 2020, March 2020, April 2020 and May 2020? Please give the numbers broken down by the months; and, if it is possible, please break it down by type of staff member (nurse, doctor, etc) and setting. Again, if it is possible, please separate out those working in Covid-affected environments.

If the data is sensitive enough to show where the same staff were fit-tested multiple times, please include that information.
 
Answer To Question 2:
Please see answer to question 1 above
 
Question Number 3:
Do you collect data on medical staff working with tight-fitting respiratory protective equipment being fit-tested when they change brand/type of RPE? If so, please give the figures for Feb, March, April and May 2020 as above.
 
Answer To Question 3:
Please see answer to question 1
 
Question Number 4:
Do you track the ethnicity of the staff member with this data? If so, please give the ethnicity breakdowns for the above data for all questions.
 
Answer To Question 4:
No
 
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