We are engaging with the Government Departments in both the Treasury and Business Energy and industrial Strategy, seeking recognition for community audiologists as essential workers who need to be protected from the anticipated restrictions on general retail, but who will also need proper funding if they are to provide essential cover to the wider community.
We recognise that there are important differences across the four nations and different regions, and that we need to be pressing for clarity and consistency for our members wherever they are based.
You will appreciate that things are changing on a daily basis, and as priorities change, we must not assume that any of our efforts will come to fruition, but what we are taking to the policy makers is an offer of help, provided the right support is forthcoming. This is a strong place to be.
We will keep you informed as we make progress.