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Coronavirus: Call for businesses to help make NHS ventilators

16 March 2020

The UK government is looking for businesses to support in the production and supply of ventilators and ventilator components 

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is looking for businesses who can support the supply of ventilators and ventilator components across the UK as part of their response to COVID-19.

As well as manufacturers they are looking for businesses with the following skills:

  • design/specification
  • rapid prototyping
  • contract/product assembly
  • certification/regulation/testing
  • logistics
  • medical training

If you think your business can help, you can ;register your details online.

A member of the BEIS support team will then be in touch to advise on next steps.

Can you offer other types of support?
Businesses who would like to offer support to government communications (for example, through free media space), can email the central COVID Communications Hub on

For other offers of help, you can contact and they will get the request through to the right place in government.

First published 16 March 2020