NHS Supply Chain Support the Government’s Response to COVID-19

30 July 2020

Over the past few months, NHS Supply Chain has been working closely with government, NHS organisations, suppliers and NHS trusts, to ensure that demand for medical supplies and products continues to be met as part of the national response to Covid-19. The latest Health Business magazine articles provides a reflection on the work of NHS Supply Chain as we continue to provide a resilient supply chain and service for the NHS.

We have adapted our operating model in an agile way to play a pivotal role alongside national partners in the government led initiatives to managing the response to Covid-19. This government led response to the Covid-19 pandemic has seen over two billion items of personal protective equipment (PPE) delivered to the frontline, covering acute, community, mental health and ambulance trusts as well as to GPs and social care organisations through the national logistics effort.