Free PPE for Community Pharmacies – Register with the PPE Portal

Free PPE for Community Pharmacies – Register with the PPE Portal

October 19, 2020

For those who were previously unaware the Government PPE Portal, has changed from being an ‘emergency top-up’ system to meeting all COVID-19 PPE requirements.

Eligible primary care providers in England (including community pharmacists, optometrists, dentists, orthodontists and GPs) should now order PPE through the portal, free of charge, to meet the increased need that has arisen as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The DHSC has partnered with the NHS and the e-commerce industry to develop this service in order to ensure that those on the frontline have what they need. The overriding priority is to protect people and our wider communities, thereby reducing infections and saving lives. We must make sure everyone has the PPE they need so please do play your part in this collective effort.

You can register and access the PPE Portal by using your pharmacies long original shared NHSmail address. The latest guidance on what PPE items you can order (including order limits) is also available. You can also call the customer service team if you have any questions about using the PPE portal (including registration and queries, or if you think you should have been invited but have not been). The team is available from 7am to 7pm, 7 days a week, to help resolve your queries.

The PPE portal will be the primary source of free COVID-19 PPE (including Flu vaccination requirements)

note: If there is a severe disruption to distribution, in the first instance get in contact with your local authority or LRF. A Government website page will shortly be published with the local authority/LRF contact details. If this route is not possible, please get in touch with the National Supply Distribution Response (NSDR).


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