PPE Dedicated Supply Channel

The new 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

As this channel will have a new dedicated Customer Services team, the existing NHS Supply Chain Customer Services team will not be supporting this channel, freeing them up to support trusts with other critical demand.

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).



The list of core PPE products now handled by this channel is as follows. This list will be regularly reviewed.

  • Aprons
  • Body Bags
  • Clinical Waste Bags
  • Examination Gloves
  • Eye Protection – Glasses
  • Eye Protection – Visors
  • Face Masks Type IIR
  • Respirators FFP2
  • Respirators FFP3
  • FiT Testing Kits
  • FiT Testing Solutions
  • General Purpose Detergent
  • Gowns
  • Hand Hygiene
  • Swabs and Test Kits

The full list of products can be found here.