Latest PPE Guidance for domiciliary care (July 2020): Domiciliary_guidance_v4_20_Jul
Latest PPE Guidance for care homes (July 2020): How_to_work_safely_in_care_homes_v5_20_July
Disposal of defunct masks: Cardinal-Type-IIR-Face-Masks-ICA-FINAL-CLEARED
This guidance outlines the infection prevention and control advice for health and social care providers involved in receiving, assessing and caring for patients who are a possible or confirmed case of COVID-19. It should be used in conjunction with this local policy (updated 12 June 2020):
On 2 April 2020, the main changes to previous guidance are:
The guidance is issued jointly by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), Public Health Wales (PHW), Public Health Agency (PHA) Northern Ireland, Health Protection Scotland (HPS), Public Health England and NHS England as official guidance.
Whilst this guidance seeks to ensure a consistent and resilient UK wide approach, some differences in operational details and organisational responsibilities may apply in Northern Ireland, England, Wales and Scotland.
Below are links to queries that GCPA are receiving in regards to PPE (correct as of 29 March 2020):
View this video for demonstration: https://youtu.be/eANIs-Jdi2s
To order PPE from National Disruption Service following the instructions below:
NHS Supply Chain is introducing 2 PPE fulfilment pathways as follows:
NOTE: Customers requesting pre-packed emergency PPE kits must be able to receive packs even outside of normal business hours
NSDR contact information is as follows:
For all non-NHS Supply Chain customers (primary care, adult social care, dental urgent care, others) the route after exhausting normal supply routes is via:
Please see the documents below in respect of potential fraud attempts targeting the care sector and local authorities. This one deals with a scam supplier of PPE which works on the premise that to get the good price you need to act quickly:
This one deals with common frauds that are being seen within the care sector and provides counter fraud guidance: