Life Sciences Hub Wales are working with industry to help boost the supply of goods and develop solutions which address the immediate needs of health and social care organisations in Wales.

We have a range of frequently asked questions about the process for addressing this immediate need.

Welsh Government have appointed Life Sciences Hub Wales as the primary contact for any organisation that feels they are able to supply or manufacture products, or collaborate with others to develop products or innovative solutions in the following areas:

Medical Devices

If you are a supplier of medical device products, we would ask you to consider whether you may be able to supply to NHS Wales.

It is vital that products on offer are safe and legitimate to protect patients and health workers, therefore they must conform with the legal requirements for placing medical devices on the market. Please refer to the current government guidelines for the regulatory status of equipment and Guidance for Business and Local Authorities.

For products which do not currently meet these guidelines, a request for exemptions and relaxations can be submitted to Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency: devices.compliance@mhra.gov.uk

If you believe that your company can help meet supply need in this category and are able to provide evidence that products are appropriately regulated and certified according to British Standards, you can submit your supply proposition via our online portal.

For further details on next steps, please refer to our FAQs section

Infection Control

If you are a supplier of infection control products, then we would ask you to consider whether you may be able to supply to NHS Wales.

It is vital that products on offer are safe and legitimate to protect patients and health workers, therefore they must conform with the legal requirements for placing these types of products on the market. Please refer to the current government guidelines for the regulatory status of equipment and Guidance for Business and Local Authorities.

For products which do not currently meet these guidelines, a request for exemptions and relaxations can be submitted to the Department for Business, Energy and Industry Strategy (BEIS) OPSS.enquiries@beis.gov.uk  Information on HSE exemptions and relaxations can be found here

If you believe that your company can help meet supply need in this category and are able to provide evidence that products are appropriately regulated and certified according to British Standards, you can submit your supply proposition via our online portal.

For further details on next steps, please refer to our FAQ section

Digital Solutions

We are looking to engage with organisations and experts that can help support the NHS in Wales deliver healthcare through digital solutions including:

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Machine Learning
  • Smart Applications
  • Additional Human or Software Resources
  • Social Isolation and Loneliness

If you believe that your company can help meet supply need in this category, you can submit your supply proposition via our online portal.

For all other offers of support…

We refer donations and offers to supply non-medical products to appropriate organisations such as Health Boards, Welsh Government and charitable organisations.

If you would like to suggest supporting NHS Wales and other health and social care organisations in any other way, please contact us via this Enquiry Form

In response to the Covid-19 outbreak, the Welsh Government has announced almost £2bn of support for businesses in Wales, in addition to the support provided by the UK Government. For further details of help and support available to businesses in Wales, visit Business Wales Online.