NHS Supply Chain, with its logistics service provider Unipart Logistics, is proud to play a key role in the delivery of vital equipment that NHS Trusts and other vaccination centres need to administer the Covid-19 vaccine.
NHS Supply Chain Logistics helps to deliver vaccine consumables – everything except the vaccine itself, from sharps bins to antibacterial wipes, paper towels to pens.
As soon as the vaccine was approved on 2 December 2020, Unipart ensured the products were immediately available, so that trusts and vaccination sites could start without delay. An expert team was formed across Unipart Logistics, with colleagues from Customer Service, Project Management, Inventory Management, Transport and Operations mobilising to ensure the equipment was delivered on time to mass vaccination sites and 223 hospital trusts across the country.
In addition, Unipart is providing customer services support to the national vaccination program, as part of its expanded remit during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, which also includes dedicated support for the national PPE portal. Meanwhile, Unipart continues to manage the logistics service to the NHS Supply Chain, across its extensive network.
“We are proud to play a critical role in the UK vaccination program, the scale of which is unprecedented in the history of the NHS Supply Chain,” said Claire Salmon, Director: NHS Supply Chain, Unipart Logistics.
“A time-critical project of such national importance demonstrated our operational agility, whilst the resilience of our colleagues has enabled us to provide this vital support, in addition to our day-to-day deliveries to the NHS.”
Unipart Logistics is part of the Unipart Group which has businesses in manufacturing, logistics and consultancy.