Who are we?
We are an organisation led by volunteer NHS doctors and medical students who are responding to the appeals of frontline healthcare workers facing the COVID-19 crisis without adequate personal protective equipment (PPE). Doctors, nurses and other healthcare staff are telling us everyday that they desperately need more PPE to remain safe. A lack of PPE results in healthcare workers risking their own and their patients’ lives. Our aim is to coordinate the supply of PPE to NHS frontline staff and other healthcare settings. We want to protect our NHS workers and we need your help!
What have we already achieved?
In just eight weeks, we have already matched over 170,000 items of donated PPE to more than 230 different NHS healthcare facilities, including hospitals, GPs and community mental health clinics (up to date information as of 21.05.20). Because of our efforts, GPs have been able to stay open and doctors have been able to feel safer at work. We have recruited and trained more than 200 volunteers and processed donations from more than 480 individuals, businesses, schools and universities. However, the number of PPE requests is still much higher than the number of donations we are getting so we need more help - your help - to continue protecting NHS staff.
Where will your money go?
Every contribution you make will go directly towards protecting our brave NHS healthcare workers.
1) Support the manufacture of PPE in the UK for healthcare workers, e.g. by purchasing materials required to create face shields.
2) Purchase PPE from vetted suppliers in the UK and abroad to distribute directly to healthcare workers.
3) Support logistics of delivering PPE donations to frontline healthcare workers, e.g. helping with packaging and postage.
Will these efforts compete with the NHS supply chain?
Med Supply Drive UK is not aiming to compete with or undermine the NHS supply chain. These are unprecedented and extremely challenging times and we need to be resourceful in protecting our healthcare workers. We aim to provide a rapid and direct response to the appeals coming from the frontline. We hope to provide a contingency for healthcare staff who are desperate for PPE and unable to secure it from the normal NHS supply chain.
How can you find out more?
Please check out our social media platforms to learn more about the work we do everyday to support NHS staff. Please go to our website for more information about our organisation and to donate or request PPE.
Twitter: @medsupdriveUK https://twitter.com/medsupdriveuk
Thank you for your support and generosity!
- Ripan Das
- Ananya Baksi
- Isbah Munir
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