DE&S staff help land MOD’s first ever International Quality Award

Published 20 November 2020.

DE&S staff who formed part of a team helping the government ensure PPE being procured during the fight against COVID-19 met stringent regulations have been recognised.

The DE&S MOD Technical Assurance team comprised 24 DE&S Defence Quality Assurance Field Force (DQA-FF) Government Quality Assurance Representatives (GQAR)and a further 42 NHS staff.

Pic caption: Vital PPE being unloaded from an aircraft in Cardiff Airport by soldiers from 3 Royal Welsh. Pic credit: Cpl Watson P R

Vital PPE being unloaded from an aircraft in Cardiff Airport by soldiers from 3 Royal Welsh.
Pic credit: Cpl Watson P R

The team was established in early April and evaluated more than 7,000 supplier submissions to ensure technical standards and EU Regulations were being met for a range of PPE and Medical Devices for front line healthcare professionals.

It is the first time that a team has won an International Quality Award, which are designed to recognise and reward the contribution of quality professionals, teams and entire organisations across the globe.

The achievement of the DE&S MOD Technical Assurance team is yet another landmark having also won three MOD Quality Awards for; Best Improvement, Inspiring Leadership and Rising Star.

Image shows a member of 4 Regiment, Royal Logistic Corps at work within the National Hub offloading inventory.

Image shows a member of 4 Regiment, Royal Logistic Corps at work within the National Hub offloading inventory.
Pic credit: SAC Tom Cann

DE&S’ David Moore, who headed up the MOD Technical Assurance team, said:

“This award is much-appreciated recognition of a team that has worked tirelessly to support the NHS front line. I was lucky to be part of a group of exceptional staff whose dedication to their task ensured that billions of items of PPE got to where it was needed most.”

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