1 Dec 2022

Department of Health forced to scrap how it sources medical gloves for NHS after supplier accused of modern slavery

The Department of Health has been forced to scrap the way it sources medical gloves for the NHS – after its buyers paid millions to a supplier accused of modern slavery.

It follows a landmark legal case which challenged the government’s decision to include the Malaysian glove manufacturer Supermax as an approved NHS supplier, despite long standing claims of labour abuses at the company’s factories in Malaysia.