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) Regional/Local distribution channels (LRF)
Email Worcestershire: CV19logistics@worcestershire.gov.uk
Email Herefordshire: PPEdistribution@herefordshire.gov.uk
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.
3) 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.
Note: A new online ordering site is being developed and will enable primary care, community care and social care providers to register their PPE requirements more easily. The site will be rolled out so that these providers can request critical PPE from a central inventory. Further details will be released on how to register directly to providers as part of a phased approach. Orders will be managed in line with the published guidance from Public Health England and shipped directly via Royal Mail.