Helping your trust save, find out how

The NHS Nationally Contracted Products (NCP) initiative, aggregates national demand in order to purchase products on behalf of the whole of the NHS in order optimise value and deliver savings.

NCP, through NHS Supply Chain, is focused on reducing product and price variation at a sub category or product line level through commitment to a minimal number of suppliers. Underpinning the Operational Productivity Review by Lord Patrick Carter of Coles, this approach aims to reduce spend by collaboration and consolidating purchasing power.

Trusts will be able to adopt lower cost alternative products that will deliver significant savings, relatively quickly, without compromising quality or patient care. Clinical evaluation and engagement with designated reference trusts gives the voice of the customer throughout the category management process. This will include reference to clinical evaluation reports from the NHS Clinical Evaluation Team (NHS CET) and the Category Tower clinical teams where available, in order to ensure the appropriate clinical quality and performance are delivered. This clinical assurance will be overseen by the SCCL Clinical and Product Assurance team.

NCP Product List
Toilet Paper 8 January 2018
Temporary Shoes 29 January 2018
Medical Pulp 5 February 2018
Disposable Underpads 12 February 2018
Catheter Tip Syringes 7 March 2018
Sharps Boxes 12 March 2018
Abdominal CTG Belts 6 April 2018
Sharps Pads 4 May 2018
Ultrasound Gel 25 June 2018
Fixation Pants 16 July 2018
Copier Paper 1 August 2018
Lot 2: 11 March 2019
Lot 1: 24 October 2018
Adult ECG Electrodes 3 June 2019
Couch Roll and Wipers 3 June 2019
Single Use Tourniquet 1 July 2019
Barrier Film 12 August 2019
Surgical Theatre Gowns - Fully Impervious Gown & Zone Impervious Gown TBC
Further Information

Please see our - Standard NCP FAQs - document.

* All dates in the above NCP schedule are subject to change.


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NHS Improvement and NHS BSA delivered an NCP customer webinar on Friday 7 July 2017.

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Follow up letter regarding the Nationally Contracted Products programme from the NHSI distributed on 1 December 2016.

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Introduction letter to the Nationally Contracted Products programme from the NHSI distributed on 21 September 2016.

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