Only authorised clinical practitioners such as occupational therapists, physiotherapists and nurses can order community equipment. Your client must have received a needs assessment.
To order community equipment, you need a community equipment service (CES) personal identification number (PIN).
Get a PIN
Your manager will need to download a PIN Request Form from Iris, and send a completed copy of the PIN Request Form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You’ll need to complete some online training about using the IRIS system before you can access it.
You’ll also be encouraged to complete face-to-face training about the type and use of equipment available.
Place an order
Once you have your PIN and have completed your online learning, you can place an order using the online system, Iris.
If your order exceeds your authorisation level, you’ll need approval from a senior colleague or budget holder.
You can also access certain items of equipment outside opening hours at small stores based in acute and community hospitals.