How should I approach the treatment of patients if I think PPE in our practice is inadequate during the Covid-19 pandemic?

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How should I approach the treatment of patients if I think PPE in our practice is inadequate during the Covid-19 pandemic?

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PPE Shortages

If a practice is experiencing PPE shortages, they can contact NHS England’s PPE supply and distribution helpline, which operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week:

Tel: 0800 915 9964 or 0191 283 6543

Email: supplydisruptionservice@nhsbsa.nhs.uk

Information for Scotland is available from Health Protection Scotland, here.

Information for Wales is available from Public Health Wales, here.

Information for Northern Ireland is from the Public Health Agency, here.

Guidance on treating patients when PPE is inadequate

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