Nationally Contracted Products (NCP): Adult ECG Electrodes (renewal) (ICN 1256)

Important Customer Notice Update

Ref: 2021/1256 ICN Number: 1256
  • Following on from the National Patient Safety Alert (NatPSA/2020/006/NHSPS ‘Foreign body aspiration during intubation, advance airway management or ventilation’) which was issued on 1 September 2020 there was an action for organisations to ensure ECG/ECT Electrodes have ‘either large sheet backing for multiple electrodes or fully coloured or patterned individual backing’.
  • The compliance requirements apply to all electrodes used in settings detailed in the National Patient Safety Alert (see our Downloads ▼ section).
  • All Adult ECG Electrodes awarded on the NCP programme and supplied by NHS Supply Chain will meet compliance requirements from the 1 July 2021.
  • Please see our Downloads ▼ section to view the product matrix. This give details of which product codes from the paediatric and neonatal electrodes range currently meet compliance requirements.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Relationship Manager or Customer Services Advisor.

Change: 

  • This NCP procurement exercise was undertaken for Adult ECG Electrodes. The aim to mitigate any cost pressures as a result of previous NCP expiring on the 2 June 2021, on the Electrodes Ultrasound Gels Defibrillation and Related Consumables 2020 framework renewal.

Impact:

  • NCP products will become available to order on 3 June 2021.
  • There is a potential, national savings of £117,651 (4.6%)
  • Three suppliers have successfully been awarded to this NCP: Ambu UK Ltd, Fannin and Nissha Medical Technologies Ltd.
  • This NCP is dual supplied but segmented by depot split: 12 products, with each line having a 70:30 supply split. The first winning supplier (70% of volume) will be in selected depots and the 2nd winning supplier (30%) will be in the remaining depots.
  • Please refer to table within the Customer Report for Regional logistical arrangements.
  • There are no delisted suppliers: All incumbent suppliers awarded to NCP renewal.
  • There is one product code being delisted from our online catalogue (FDK1075).
  • Please see our Downloads ▼ section to view the Delist and Product Listing for further information on the affected product codes.
  • This NCP (and all awarded suppliers) will be compliant with the Patient Safety Alert issued by the NHS: Please our Useful Links ? section.

 Next Steps: 

  • For information on trust specific savings opportunities please contact your Customer Relationship Manager. Trust Impact Statements will be available week commencing 26 April 2021.
  • If you have any questions about the Nationally Contracted Products, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Relationship Manager.

Downloads ▼

  • 1256 Adult ECG Electrodes Delisted Products with Alternatives

    An Excel file detailing the delisted product codes for ICN 1256.

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  • 1256 Adult ECG Electrodes Product Listing

    An Excel file detailing the affected product codes for ICN 1256.

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  • 1256 Adult ECG Electrodes Customer Report

    A PDF of the Customer Report for ICN 1256.
  • 1256 National Patient Safety Alert

    A PDF of the National Patient Safety Alert.

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  • 1256 Adult ECG Electrodes Product Matrix

    An Excel file of the Product Matrix for ICN 1256.

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