Clipper Logistics plc, a leading provider of value-added logistics solutions, e-fulfilment and returns management services, reports that, further to its announcement regarding the creation of a new supply chain for Personal Protective Equipment (“PPE”) for NHS Hospital Trusts on 3 April 2020, it has developed an e-fulfilment solution to allow GP surgeries and Adult Social Care providers to order items of PPE online. Clipper has worked with the NHS Supply Chain, the Ministry of Defence, and eBay to develop this solution.
To facilitate this solution, Clipper has opened a new distribution centre, to support this operation and the previously announced supply chain solution for PPE for NHS Hospital Trusts.
Working with eBay, the NHS and the Department of Health and Social Care, an e-commerce platform has been built, which will enable GPs and small social care homes and home care providers to log on and order items of PPE through this dedicated portal. Clipper will receive and fulfil these orders which will be delivered by Royal Mail.
Steve Parkin, Executive Chairman at Clipper commented: “We are pleased to be able to continue to support the NHS in its efforts to ensure that PPE can be distributed effectively to the wider health and social care sector, enabling those organisations to operate safely whilst caring for those in need during these challenging times. My continued thanks go to all of our colleagues for their dedication and support, and to our partners who have worked collaboratively with us to deliver this solution.”