PPE Dedicated Supply Channel

The PPE Dedicated Supply Channel is a parallel supply chain to the normal NHS Supply Chain service. It has been set up to meet the urgent volume requirements for core PPE items.

This is a dedicated and totally separate PPE supply channel – set up by NHS Supply Chain, the Ministry of Defence (MOD), Unipart Logistics and supported by Clipper Logistics, who will be delivering the service.

Clipper will provide their logistics capacity and capability thereby easing the pressure on the NHS Supply Chain network, which will focus on the supply of all their other catalogue items in high demand at this critical time.

Run out of Clipper Logistics sites, this new channel will service the core PPE requirements for:

  • All hospital trusts, both acute and community
  • Mental health and ambulance trusts
  • The wider community requirement

Please do not contact Clipper Head Office directly, they will be unable to help you and will refer you to the Customer Services number below.

Essential Public Health England (PHE) Guidance

Please ensure that you have reviewed the latest guidance from Public Health England (PHE) for the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Some useful links:

COVID-19: Infection Prevention and Control (IPC)

COVID-19 IPC guidance: high risk pathway – key principles

COVID-19: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) use for aerosol generating procedures

PPE Strategy policy paper: stabilise and build resilience

PPE Portal guidance: how to order COVID-19 PPE

PPE guidance: reimbursement for non-hospital providers

PPE guidance: technical specifications for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)


The list of core PPE products now handled by this channel is not limited to the following, but includes:

  • Aprons
  • Body Bags
  • Eye Protection – Goggles
  • Eye Protection – Visors
  • Face Masks Type IIR
  • FiT Testing Kits
  • FiT Testing Solutions
  • Respirators FFP3
  • Gowns (Sterile Surgical and Non-sterile Surgical)
  • Hand Hygiene
  • Non-sterile Nitrile Examination Gloves


PPE enquiries:
0800 867 6802

PPE product issues: