Pharmacies can now order all their Covid PPE from the PPE portal (maximum limits apply). Please order non-Covid related PPE from wholesalers as usual. More information from PSNC here.
The guidance below is no longer applicable, however, we’ve left this information on in case the situation changes.
There are a range of options available – these are listed below in order of priority:
1) Wholesalers with mask codes
Alliance (8019622) – 0330 100 0448 Customerservice@alliance-healthcare.co.uk
AAH Pharma (NSU2A) – 0344 561 8899 Register at aah.co.uk
2) PPE Online Portal – by invitation (open to pharmacies from August 03, 2020 as an emergency top-up route)
3) Regional/Local distribution channels (LRF) – only if option 1 and 2 are not available
The Local Resilience Forums (LRFs) have received a push of PPE supplies to respond to local spikes in need, where there are current blockages in the supply chain. The PPE stock provided to LRFs is to support urgent need in vital services which are not linked to the NHS Supply Chain. This PPE is intended to support service providers which have exhausted their usual routes for PPE and there remains an urgent need for additional stock.
4) NSDR: Any organisation running critically short of PPE, and has exhausted other supply routes, can phone the National Supply Distribution Response (NSDR) on 0800 915 9964 for an urgent delivery.