Compare and Save - Supporting you to save more

Compare and Save has saved trusts £35.2m* since April 2013.

What is Compare and Save?

Compare and Save offers you a range of products for you to choose from, giving you the opportunity to make savings on products that you buy regularly.

We aim to:

  • Support you to realise big savings by driving best value, quality and safety.
  • Help you achieve the balance between achieving cost savings and ensuring patient safety.

How can we support you to maximise savings?

We can provide you with detailed data about your buying history through NHS Supply Chain to help you maximise potential savings. The information is provided in an easy to read handy summary sheet and will help you to:

  • Review the products that you buy and how much you spend.
  • Compare the products that you buy with lower cost comparable products.
  • Identify where you can make cost savings without compromising on quality.
  • Calculate how much you could potentially save.

What are the next steps?

Tailored support is available from NHS Supply Chain. Our Clinical Nurse Advisors can offer support in working through your plans, facilitating meetings and arranging sample support for your product evaluation, in order to help you implement any changes that you decide to make. Please note that any clinical decision (and any changes made as a result of those clinical decisions) must be made by you, not NHS Supply Chain.

Top 10 Compare and Save Opportunities

For a full list of all Compare and Save opportunities see link above.

Contact your Account Manager to find out how much you could potentially save by switching to a comparable product.

Framework Agreement Potential Savings
Haemostats 46%
Wound Closure Strips 42%
Tissue Adhesives 39%
Surgical Mesh and Fixation Devices 37%
Surgical Sutures 30%
General Wound Care 28%
Advanced Wound Care 27%
Single Use Theatre Protective Clothing 27%
Airways Management Consumables 27%
Airways Management 24%

Potential savings have been calculated based on the band 1 price of the primary product (i.e the products currently used by trusts) minus the band 1 price of the alternative product multiplied by the last 12 months actual quantity purchased. Alternatives have been highlighted by NHS Supply Chain Framework Agreement suppliers which highlight contract price differentials. Alternatives are of similar products and trusts will need to carry out their own review in order to see if they are suitable for their own requirements. Savings opportunities may be impacted by local pricing. Potential savings opportunities are based on the lowest available band 1 priced alternative across the framework agreement. All information correct at time of going to press.

Coming Soon…

Compare and Save will soon be available on the following framework agreements.

Clinical Waste Containers (Available upon request, please contact your Account Manager)

Compare and Save Webinars

Click here to view our webinars on Dressings and Wound Care and Haemostats and Wipes.

Not currently purchasing from us?

Don’t worry, our Account Managers are here to help you identify how Compare and Save can work for you and your trust.

*Savings have been calculated based on the year on year cash releasing savings, base price minus price paid multiplied by the quantity purchased. Savings have been calculated based on the purchase history of customers, where the sales have stopped on one (or more) products and then started on the identified alternative product. All savings correct at the time of going to publication.

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