Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Ordering update

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Ordering update

October 2, 2020

PPE Portal

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The Government’s PPE portal is no longer for emergency use only, it can now be used by community pharmacies to obtain all the COVID-19 personal protective equipment (PPE) they need; the supplies will be provided free of charge.

FREE for primary care users while providing any NHS activities.

If you are yet to register on the portal and cannot find the email inviting you to do so, please go to the PPE portal link below and register using your NHSmail shared mailbox email address in the format:, even if your NHSmail account has been updated to the new, shorter primary email address format.

Please be aware that when using the site, it will ask for you about registering staff, this is your overall site headcount and does not only refer to professionally registered people.

So far only around 50 of our 200 contractors have signed up.  Almost all who registered on the portal have placed and received supplies. Given the worsening situation with regards to Covid 19 cases we would urge all our contractors to register on the PPE portal via the link above.

You can order every week to a limit based on your staff number; more staff need more PPE. Example: Pharmacies with fewer than 5 registered staff can order (per week):

  • 50 II masks
  • 50 IIR masks
  • 100 aprons
  • 200 gloves (100 pairs)
  • one bottle of hand hygiene (usually 500ml)
PPE Portal (Place Orders)


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