New online system launched for on-going provision of free PPE – School Awareness
The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has launched a new online platform to order personal protective equipment (PPE) in England.
The PPE portal will serve a range of health, care and public sector providers including councils GPs, adult social care, dentists, orthodontists, community pharmacies, optometrists, children’s social care providers, drug and alcohol services and independent sector providers who carry out NHS work.
Last month, the government announced that following a public consultation, NHS trusts, primary care and adult social care providers will continue to receive COVID-19 PPE free of charge until 31 March 2023 or until infection prevention and control guidance is withdrawn or significantly amended. This is to ensure staff and their patients are protected as we learn to live with COVID-19.