Nationally Contracted Products (NCP) Programme: Disposable Underpads

Important Customer Notice Update

Ref: 2018/239 ICN Number: 239
  • NCP Disposable Underpads has been extended for a further 12 months until 11 February 2021.
  • The products, supplier and pricing remain the same.
  • See our Downloads ▼ section to view the product listing for further information on the available NCP product.
  • Customers are advised to log in to our website to view the NCP products.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Account Manager.
  • NCP Disposable Underpads has now been extended until 11 February 2020.
  • The products, supplier and pricing remain the same.
  • For further information on the available NCP product, please refer to the product listing below.
  • Customers are advised to log in to our website to view the NCP products.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Account Manager.

Background:

  • Nationally Contracted Products (NCP) initiative is strategically co led by NHS Improvement and the Department of Health and is being operationalised by the NHS Business Services Authority through NHS Supply Chain.
  • NCP is a procurement tool that aims to implement the Carter Report recommendations to harness the national buying power of the NHS, remove “unwarranted product variation” and improve efficiency. The initiative is focused on driving savings through reducing variety at a sub category level and channelling national commitment to this reduced product range.

Impact:

  • Attends UK has been awarded as the single supplier for Disposable Underpads (Virgin Fluff).
  • As of 12 February 2018, the products of the following seven unsuccessful suppliers will be delisted from the online catalogue for a minimum period of 12 months:
    • Abena UK Limited
    • Drylock Technologies
    • Mahr Impex UK Ltd
    • Medi-Inn Ltd
    • Ontex Healthcare UK Ltd
    • Robinsons Healthcare Limited
    • SCA Hygiene Products UK Ltd.
  • The four successful product lines will become available to order on 12 February 2018.
  • There are potential national savings of £1.7m (22%).

Next Steps:

  • For information on trust specific savings opportunities please contact your Account Manager. Trust Impact Statements were made available in the week commencing 18 December 2017.
  • Central updates will be carried out to the relevant favourites lists, standing orders and eDC requirements to ensure a smooth transition and enable savings to be immediately realised. Our ICN 232 provides more details of this.
  • If you have any questions about the Nationally Contracted Products programme, please contact the Operational Productivity team at NHS Improvement.

Operational Productivity Team

Downloads ▼

  • 239 NCP Disposable Underpads Product Listing

    An excel file of the products available in this NCP.

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  • 239 NCP Disposable Underpads Delisted Products

    An excel file of the products delisted when this NCP launched.

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