Personal Assistants and PA Employers Response to Brexit Planning

The Scottish Government understands that social care providers will already have undertaken contingency planning and resilience development steps to prepare for possible EU Exit disruptions. However, there is no clear national view as to the scope or complexity of these local resilience arrangements for social care providers. Scottish Government have designed a questionnaire to better understand the social care sector’s preparations, and WEA / Personal Assistants Network Scotland are looking to respond to this in order to convey how EU exit disruptions may impact on Personal Assistants and the PA employers that they support.

The questionnaire specifically focusses on what strategies providers have considered to address possible shortages of clinical consumables (see glossary below) and what support they may need if disruptions or shortages occur. We have adapted the questions to suit the PA / PA Employer relationship and are looking for your responses:

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* 1. How do you (or people you work with?) currently order and receive clinical consumables?

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* 2. Do you (or people you work with) have concerns about clinical consumables in the event of a no deal Brexit?

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* 3. If so, please state your concerns and do they relate to any particular clinical consumables?

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* 4. If so, what plans are you (or people you work with) putting in place to address these concerns?

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* 5. If so, are you working with others on these plans (eg local support organisation, healthcare professionals etc)?

Glossary
Clinical consumables are products purchased to provide care for people and include

  • Incontinence care products
  • Hand hygiene products
  • Pressure area care products
  • Wipes and cleaning products
  • Aprons, bibs and gloves
  • Protective clothing
  • Moving & Handling products
Many thanks for taking the time to answer our questionnaire.  All responses will be collated and feedback given to Scottish Government mid-October.
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