There are a significant number of products identified as being required to support ICU patient treatment.
We have created a new ICU Consumables Product Matrix tool that provides you with information on all the NPCs identified as ICU key consumables. With additional detail to allow you to develop your own alternatives list.
The procurement of these consumables is subject to NHS England/Improvement (NHSE/I) and Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) guidance.
Updated guidance was emailed out from the SPOC renal email address on 1 July 2020. This was sent to the Regional Renal Procurement Leads, Regional Medical Directors of Commissioning and Renal Incident Teams.
To obtain stocks of consumables please place orders through your usual purchasing processes. Suppliers continue to liaise with the National Renal Incident Team to monitor stocks and incoming supplies.
Clinicians in critical care are asked to refer to the guide on ‘Managing RRT in critical care’ NHS England and NHS Improvement COVID-19 Specialty Guides. These advise on using the best available techniques with a focus on preservation of consumables. Click here to read the NHS England guidance.
We will be adding communications and other letters or guidance issued to these pages. The information included is from the Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England, NHS Improvement, Public Health England and NHS Supply Chain.
In May, the Department of Health and Social Care issued a letter to NHS trust procurement directors updating on the procurement and distribution of supplies, including PPE and a number of clinical and non-clinical consumables.
Click here to access the letter on the NHS England website.
Please ensure you have reviewed the latest guidance from PHE for the Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
Access the full suite of PHE information documents:
- Latest guidance from PHE for the Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Public Health England (PHE) Pandemic Coronavirus Guidance
- Public Health England guidance for AGPs
This includes general Pandemic Coronavirus Guidance and specifically covers the putting on and taking off of PPE for Aerosol Generating Procedures (AGPs).
Public Health England have updated guidance on providing mouth care for patients with COVID-19.
See our Downloads ▼ section for the PHE guidance document.
NHS England has released a useful and informative resource for Local Procurement and Supplies teams to signpost clinical queries in relation to COVID-19. It provides links for Primary Care, Secondary Care, Community, Social Care and Ambulance Services with sections providing specific support and information by each individual clinical speciality.
Other useful links from NHSE and NHSI:
- Oxygen and Ventilator Programme – an update on the Oxygen and Ventilator Programme allocation and distribution.
- Resource Shortage, Escalation and National Loan Programme for COVID-19 in England – the process for hospital trusts to escalate capacity-limiting shortages and the loan programme for ventilator/NIV/CPAP machines.
The Health and Safety Executive have release an A3 guidance poster for disposable respirators that can be printed and stuck on the wall in appropriate clinical environments.
This is specific to disposable respirators, NOT surgical masks. Click here to access the HSE website.
In order to fully support this phase of government planning, NHS Supply Chain’s HDS will activate its Business Continuity Plan to protect colleagues and maintain critical services. This includes changes to our HDS processes.
See our Downloads ▼ section for further information.