Exceptional demand for smartcards and readers due to coronavirus (COVID-19)
We are working to supply the NHS with additional smartcards and smartcard readers to support the response to coronavirus (COVID-19), including globally sourcing new stock.
We have received requests for 6 months worth of stock in the last 2 weeks.
You should repurpose and use existing equipment you already have, for example existing smartcard readers and keyboards with inbuilt readers, wherever possible.
We will continue to challenge every order and request justification so that we can manage demand and support fair distribution across the NHS.