Friday, February 3, 2023

Health and social care sector to get free PPE ‘whilst stocks last’

The government has announced its decision to extend the central, free provision of PPE to the health and care sector for protection against COVID-19, by up to one year to March 2024 or until stocks are depleted.

Supporting frontline workers remains a priority for the government. NHS trusts, primary care and adult social care providers will continue to receive PPE free of charge to ensure staff and their patients are protected against COVID-19.

The government acted swiftly at the height of the pandemic to secure PPE to protect frontline staff. Free, centrally procured PPE helps relieve some of the financial burden of PPE procurement done on an individual basis.

DHSC will continue to supply all categories of PPE to health and social care providers according to demand until the end of March 2023, free of charge. More information abut the scheme is available here.

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