Module 5 opened on 24 October 2023. This module will consider and make recommendations regarding the procurement and distribution to end-users across the four nations of the United Kingdom of key healthcare related equipment and supplies, including PPE, ventilators and oxygen.
The module will assess the robustness and effectiveness of procurement processes, the adequacy of the items obtained (including their specification, quality and volume) and the effectiveness of their distribution to the end-user. It will also consider the UK-wide procurement of lateral flow tests and PCR tests.
The Core Participant application window for Module 5 has now closed.
The Inquiry will be holding the first preliminary hearing for Module 5 on 6th February 2024 at 10:30am and will be held at Dorland House, 121 Westwood Terrace, London, W2 6BU (map).
At preliminary hearings, the Inquiry Chair makes decisions about how investigations will run. The Inquiry does not hear evidence at these hearings. There will be submissions from the Counsel to the Inquiry and Core Participants to help prepare for the public hearings, where evidence is heard.
Upcoming or past hearing dates for this module can be viewed on the Inquiry’s hearings page.