Helping your trust save, find out how

241 trusts have taken advantage of at least one of our Top Proven Switches.

  • In 2016 customers saved a total of £377,745.
  • In 2017 customers saved over £509,684.

What are Top Proven Switches?

Top Proven Switches are like for like products that can help you to save money whilst still ensuring patient safety.

All our Top Proven Switches have been evaluated and tried and tested by other trusts so you can be confident that you're getting a quality product at a good price.

Top Proven Switches give you:

  • A like for like product at a lower cost, but with equally good patient outcomes
  • Confidence that it’s been tried and tested in other trusts
  • Reassurance that patient safety and quality is not compromised
  • The opportunity to save money on some of the regular products that you buy.

What are the next steps?

Information in the table below can now be sorted by any of the first three columns.

Current Product Contract % Saving Current NPC Comparable NPC No. trusts purchasing Order
Haemostatic fabrics (100 x 200 mm) - View Wound Closure 67% ELS500 ELS327 45 Order Now
Theatre cap non-woven tie back disposable - View Single Use Theatre Protective Clothing 63% BWF029 BWF035 100 Order Now
Microbial barrier film Liquiband flex (0.8g) - View Wound Closure 63% FVF015 FVF010 131 Order Now
Theatre cap non-woven elasticated back disposable - View Single Use Theatre Protective Clothing 62% BWF030 BWF018 117 Order Now
Wound closure sterile (6 x 38mm x 6 strips) - View Wound Closure 62% EIR502 EIR125 69 Order Now
Surgical face mask splash resistant with face visor - View Single Use Theatre Protective Clothing 59% BWM056 BWM133 102 Order Now
Liners with lids (2 Litre) - View Suction Consumables 21% FSE016 FSE133 64 Order Now
Barrier cream non-sterile (2g) - View General Wound Care 16% ELY569 ELY536 99 Order Now
Barrier cream non sterile (115g) - View General Wound Care 14% ELZ537 ELY607 36 Order Now
Barrier film foam applicator no sting sterile (1ml) - View General Wound Care 13% ELY038 ELY532 98 Order Now

View all Top Proven Switches

'Proven Switch' definition: based on an alternative already adopted by some NHS Supply Chain customer(s), which offer the largest potential savings nationally (i.e. across all of NHS Supply Chain’s customers). Identified based on the purchase history of customers, where the sales have stopped on the primary product and then started on the identified alternative product. Forecasted 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 where a switch has been detected (switch: where sales have stopped on the primary product and then started on the identified alternative product). 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 ‘No of trusts purchasing comparable products’ refers to NHS Supply Chain customers who already purchase the alternative product, this does not reflect the number of trusts who have made the switch from the primary to the alternative product. Trusts should check with clinical teams that the alternative product is suitable for its dedicated use in each instance. All savings and prices correct at time of publication.

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