NHS England and NHS Improvement supported by NHS Supply Chain are carefully managing the supply of key consumables. This is in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and preparing for the UK transition from the EU.
Ensuring all NHS trusts have equal access to key consumables required to provide patient care remains a top priority.
Where there is an exceptional increase in national demand for ICU products, they will be suspended with immediate effect. Any other product suspensions will be managed outside of this process via the normal route.
NHS England (NHSE) and NHS Improvement (NHSI)
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.