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Nationally we’ve lowered our prices by £10.34m across eight framework areas

Wednesday 18 June 2014

In March 2014, we announced that, supported by the Department of Health (DH), the Cabinet Office (CO), and the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA), and working with our suppliers, we would deliver £150m in cash releasing savings to the NHS by March 2016.

Learn more about our £150m savings challenge http://www.supplychain.nhs.uk/news/company/150m-cash-releasing-savings-to-be-delivered-by-march-2016/

As a result of our investment and on-going efforts to secure savings, we’ve lowered prices across eight framework areas, totaling £10.34m, since March this year:

  • Polymer – National price reduction of £5.76m, an average saving of 24%*
  • Exam Gloves – National price reduction of £1.34m, an average saving of 3%*
  • Hearing Aids – National price reduction of £1.69m, an average saving of 2.89%*
  • Paper Hygiene – National price reduction of £750k, an average saving of 2%*
  • Sterile Surgical Gloves – National price reduction of £421k, an average saving of 1.59%*
  • Respiratory Therapy – National price reduction of £180k, an average saving of 1.13%*
  • General Wound Care – National price reduction of £158k, an average saving of 0.78%*
  • Audiological Implantable Devices – National price reduction of £77k, an average saving of 1.94%*.

To find out more, and how much you could save – speak to your NHS Supply Chain Account Manager.

Underpinning the delivery of £150m cash releasing savings to March 2016

To underpin the continued delivery of these savings we are focusing on the following 12 key categories:

  1. Exam Gloves
  2. Surgical Gloves
  3. Surgical Sutures
  4. Orthopaedics
  5. Cardiology
  6. Custom Procedure Packs
  7. Office Solutions
  8. Hearing Aids and Batteries
  9. Hygiene Paper
  10. Polymer
  11. General Woundcare
  12. Advanced Woundcare.

*For the full break-down, and how this affects your trust, speak to your NHS Supply Chain Account Manager.

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