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Personal protective equipment (PPE): local contacts for providers

BY CLAUDY RODHOUSE  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS
Personal protective equipment (PPE): local contacts for providers   
By Department of Health and Social Care  - Gov.uk   
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A list of local contacts for providers who are not on the PPE portal. Providers can get PPE through their local authority or local resilience forum.
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Who can receive PPE from their local authority or local resilience forum (LRF)
The majority of primary and social care services can obtain all of their COVID-19 PPE via the PPE portal. You can see the list of eligible providers below.
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However, each local authority or LRF will supply some or all of the following services:
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  • local authorities (including children and adult social care workers)
  • mental health community care
  • personal assistants (LA, CCG commissioned and funded through personal health budgets)
  • domestic violence refuges
  • rough sleeping services
  • social and primary care providers on the PPE portal in clinical need – for example, if there’s an increase in local COVID-19 cases or temporary difficulties accessing other distribution channels
The Department for Education is working with local authorities and LRFs to determine the demand for education and childcare settings.
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Who can use the PPE portal
For those not supplied through local authorities or LRFs, the majority of social and primary care providers can now get all of their COVID-19 PPE from the PPE portal.
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The following organisations can use the PPE portal:
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  • GPs
  • residential social care providers
  • domiciliary social care providers
  • pharmacies
  • dentists
  • orthodontists
  • optometrists
  • children’s care homes and secure homes
  • children’s residential special schools
  • community drug and alcohol services
  • residential drug and alcohol services
Read the guidance on what PPE items providers can order through the portal and order limits.

Click here to read the source guidance