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Nationally Contracted Products (NCP): Single Use Blood Lancets (ICN 1197)

Important Customer Notice Update

Ref: 2021/1197 ICN Number: 1197
  • As part of the Blood Collection Systems and Blood Lancets Framework launch in March 2021, an NCP on Safety Lancets was launched. This optimised Safety Finger Lancets 21, 23, 28G, Safety Newborn and Premature Heel Lancets.
  • To ensure resilience within the market, a decision has been taken not to continue the NCP into the extension of this framework.
  • Ending the NCP will ensure more alternatives are available to customers, widening choice and assisting with building extra resilience in this product area.
  • As a result, suppliers not awarded to these product areas outside of the NCP, will be delisted and there will be price increases on three product codes:
    • FTM121, FTM001 and FTM054.
  • Two product codes will be delisted, this is covered in ICN 1984.
  • These changes will go live from 8 March 2023.
  • See our Downloads ▼ section to view the product listing.


  • This NCP procurement exercise was undertaken for Single Use Blood Lancets – Finger (21, 23 and 28g only) and Heel (Newborn and Premature only).
  • The aim was to simplify the variation of 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 six suppliers across the two areas.


  • The following suppliers were successful in this NCP exercise;
    Finger -Cambridge Sensors Ltd, GS Medical Healthcare and Owen Mumford Limited.
    Heel – Becton Dickinson UK Ltd, Cambridge Sensors Ltd, GBUK Enteral, GS Medical Healthcare and Henry Schein Medical.
  • As of 8 March 2021 products from these suppliers will become available to choose from.
  • See our Downloads ▼ section to view the product listing and delisted products for further information.
  • There are potential national savings opportunities of up to 43.1% (1,505,350).

 Next Steps:

  • Trust Impact Statements are available, please contact your Customer Relationship Manager for further information.
    If you have any questions about the Nationally Contracted Products, please also contact you Customer Relationship Manager.
  • See our Useful Links ? section for further information about Nationally Contracted Products.

Downloads ▼

  • 1197 Single Use Blood Lancets Product Listing 19 January 2023

    An Excel file detailing the affected product codes for ICN 1197.
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