Statement on behalf of NHS England, NHS Improvement and the Department of Health and Social Care
As part of the central response to COVID-19, we are working to secure additional supplies of ventilation devices, both mechanical/invasive and non-invasive, to support likely requirements as more patients become affected by COVID-19.
These devices will be made available to the NHS across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland according to need – the process for this allocation is being clarified by senior clinical colleagues across the NHS and will be shared as soon as we are able.
Due to the unprecedented nature of demand globally for these devices, we are working directly with NHS Supply chain and suppliers to secure stocks from all manufacturers and suppliers up to the limit of their capacity.
As a result, NHS Supply Chain are not able to process new requests or orders directly from individual NHS organisations but will work directly with DHSC and NHS England and Improvement. This currently applies to any request for delivery prior to w/c 8th June 2020.