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PPE Portal Order Limits for General Practice

Publication date: October 2020

Practices are now able to order PPE through the central portal to meet the increased need that has arisen as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

From 1st October 2020 the following limits apply:

GPs with fewer than 5,000 patients can order up to (per week):

  • 200 IIR masks
  • 200 aprons
  • 400 gloves (200 pairs)
  • one bottle of hand hygiene (usually 500ml)
  • one box of visors (usually 50 per box)

GPs with between 5,000 and 7,999 patients can order up to (per week):

  • 400 IIR masks
  • 400 aprons
  • 800 gloves (400 pairs)
  • 2 bottles of hand hygiene (usually 500ml)
  • 2 boxes of visors (usually 50 per box)

GPs with between 8,000 and 10,999 patients can order up to (per week):

  • 500 IIR masks
  • 500 aprons
  • 1,000 gloves (500 pairs)
  • 4 bottles of hand hygiene (usually 500ml)
  • 2 boxes of visors (usually 50 per box)

GPs with between 11,000 and 29,999 patients can order up to (per week):

  • 1,100 IIR masks
  • 1,100 aprons
  • 2,200 gloves (1,100 pairs)
  • 8 bottles of hand hygiene (usually 500ml)
  • one box of visors (usually 200 per box)

GPs with 30,000 patients or more can order up to (per week):

  • 2,600 IIR masks
  • 2,600 aprons
  • 5,200 gloves (2,600 pairs)
  • 12 bottles of hand hygiene (usually 500ml)
  • 2 boxes of visors (usually 200 per box)

Further details can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/ppe-portal-how-to-order-emergency-personal-protective-equipment#order-limits.

Register and access the portal using your NHS registered email. Call the customer service team on 0800 876 6802 if you have any questions about using the PPE portal. The team is available from 7am to 7pm, 7 days a week.

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