Personal Protective Equipment


Personal Protective Equipment in Healthcare is critical for the security of patients and professionals. This essential protection needs to be high quality and certificated to guarantee safety. That’s why Althea UK & Ireland is adding high-quality competitively priced PPE supplies to its portfolio, to represent a single point of contact for PPE supplies.
Althea PPE supplies have qualified on two very large NHS Supply Chain frameworks in prominent positions, ranking at the top commercially with disruptive pricing.
Since NHS Supply Chain set high technical and commercial standards, this means our products are compliant with very high-quality NHS requirements and are part of the NHS Supply Chain National Catalogue.

Standards and Legislations

PPE acts as a barrier between infectious materials and your skin, mouth, nose, hands, or eyes by blocking the transmission of contaminants from blood, body fluids, or respiratory secretions. Therefore, it is essential that all PPE’s are compliant with all standards and legislations required.

All products in the UK must have their CE/UKCA marking clearly on the product, and/or packaging and must conform to the relevant directive.

The PPE supplies we offer are compliant to all the required UK standards, legislation, certification, and directives assuring the protection of patients and professionals.

These are the directives our PPE supplies comply with:

  • Medical Devices Regulation 2017/745.
  • Personal Protective Equipment Directive (EU 2016/425)
  • EU MDD 93/42/EEC
  • EU PPE 89/686/EEC
  • UK Medical Devices Regulation 2002
  • MDR 2002 or UK PPE 2016


The PPE supplies we offer:


  • Medical Examination Gloves
  • Patient and Equipment Drapes
  • Surgical Face Masks
  • Respirator Masks
  • Sterile Surgical Gowns
  • Non-Sterile Gowns
  • Medical Protective Wear
  • Eye Protection

Why to contact Althea for PPE supplies?

High quality products

Althea products exceed the stringent NHS technical requirements across all categories

Best prices on the market

Althea is positioned as overall the most competitively priced supplier of PPE & gloves in the UK

Reliable supplies

Althea is working in partnership with large and highly accredited international suppliers to offer you smart value and strong supply chain resilience

What you receive from Althea?

  • Over 18 years’ experience delivering services to NHS, HSE and private hospitals.
  • Constant focus on customer satisfaction
  • A single point–of-contact for PPE supplies
  • Local stock delivered to you
  • Fully compliant products to all UK required standards, legislations, and directives
  • Products listed in the NHS Supply Chain National Catalogue 2022

Get in touch!

For more details on these products and/or to get a free sample, please contact us:

Adam Kalbassi

Phone: +44 (0) 118 900 8100

Email: [email protected]