COVID-19 Oxygen, Ventilation, Medical Devices and Clinical Consumables Programme
Department of Health and Social Care
The programme was established to meet the exceptional demand COVID created within the NHS for oxygen, ventilation and consumables. This needed to be achieved at speed, in the face of immense global competition for supply and significant uncertainty as to the progress of the pandemic. This was achieved through harnessing the unique expertise of numerous government departments and working seamlessly across NHS and Devolved Administration boundaries. This work now provides a strong foundation for subsequent longer term resilience and supply collaboration, and has helped ensure the UK has the medical supplies it needs during the pandemic.