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Nationally Contracted Products (NCP): Non-Silicone Foam Dressings (ICN 1367)

Important Customer Notice NCP

Ref: 2021/1367 ICN Number: 1367


  • This NCP procurement exercise was undertaken for Non-Silicone Foam Dressings.
  • The aim was to rationalise the number of suppliers and products, create savings through consolidating volume, and to aggregate national demand to provide a sustainable competitive price for the NHS.
  • This has been achieved by awarding to six suppliers to reduce risk and continuity of supply.


  • There are two lots:
    Lot 2a: Foam Dressing Adhesive
    Lot 2b: Foam Dressing Non Bordered.
  • The awarded suppliers are:
    Bunzl Retail and Heathcare Supplies Ltd
    Convalon Technologies (Europe) Limited
    H & R Healthcare
    Joint Operations
    Richardson Healthcare Ltd
    Smith & Nephew.
  • As of 31 October 2021, the products of the following unsuccessful suppliers will be delisted from the online catalogue for a period of 12 months:
    3M United Kingdom PLC
    Advanced Medical Solutions.
  • There are a total of 15 product codes being delisted from our online catalogue.
  • The NCP products will become available to order on 1 November 2021.
  • There are potential national savings of 8% £340,000 for existing customers -Smith & Nephew, and 35% – 48% (£526,000 – £710,000) *by switching from the delisted suppliers. (3M and Advanced Medical Solutions) to other awarded suppliers.

Next Steps:

  • See our download section to view the product listing and the delisted products for further information on the affected product codes.
  • For information on trust specific savings opportunities please contact your Customer Relationship Manager.
  • Trust Impact Statements will be available on 20 September 2021.
  • If you have any questions about the Nationally Contracted Products, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Relationship Manager.

Downloads ▼

  • 1367 NCP Foam Dressings Delisted Products with Alternatives

    An Excel file detailing the delisted product codes for ICN 1367.
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  • 1367 NCP Foam Dressings Product Listing

    An Excel file detailing the affected product codes for ICN 1367.
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