JEANE Freeman has hit out at BBC News for not clearly stating that a segment about Personal Protective Equipment shortage was referring to England.

The Scottish Health Secretary tweeted her frustration after Presenter Naga Munchetty told viewers health workers now have enough Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to cope with a second spike of coronavirus.

She mentioned that Paul Deighton, the Government's PPE adviser for England said that £2 billion items had been delivered since February.

He told BBC News At Six that in April he had faced a big problem with supplies and had been involved in crisis management.

"We're still addressing some issues but broadly speaking, we've moved from the emergency situation that we were in a month or so ago to a stable situation that provides us with the foundation to prepare, with resilience, for any second spike or a new wave in the autumn or winter," he said.

Freeman tweeted: "Dear @BBCNews can you make clear your PPE piece on the news right now is about NHS England and UKG. Thank you."

While England ran out of PPE at the height of the pandemic, Scotland did not and even supplied NHS England with PPE.

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