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NHS Supply Chain offer new Pathology product range

Thursday 6 February 2014

NHS Supply Chain has launched a new Small Laboratory Equipment and Accessories framework agreement, offering 48 new categories of equipment and accessories from 15 suppliers while boosting the total offering to circa 1200 lines, all available via NHS Supply Chain’s online catalogue.

NHS Supply Chain’s customers will be offered a wider and improved range of laboratory products, as well as greater savings and personalised solutions for trusts.

Dawn Cowhig, Buyer at NHS Supply Chain says: “Buying Small Laboratory Equipment and Accessories through our new framework will present several benefits to trusts. Not only does it simplify the procurement process, but more importantly, it enables the trust’s clinical support teams to access a wider range of products in one place.”

For more information on the new ‘Pathology’ range please contact your dedicated Account Manager at or email

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Notes to editors
NHS Supply Chain provide one of the UK’s widest range of pathology products from a single source. With over 113 brands safe guarding clinical choice.

About NHS Supply Chain
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NHS Supply Chain is operated by DHL as Agent of the NHS Business Services Authority. It supports the National Health Service (NHS) and other healthcare organisations in England and Wales by providing end to end supply chain solutions.

The organisation was formed in 2006 from the NHS Logistics Authority and parts of the NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency (NHS PASA). NHS Supply Chain aims to provide over £1 billion of savings to the NHS by 2016.

NHS Supply Chain manages the sourcing, delivery and supply of healthcare products and food for over 1,000 NHS trusts and healthcare organisations. It provides a single point of access to over 600,000 products ranging from bandages to sutures, from gloves to implants, and even diagnostic equipment such as MRI scanners.

Its management of the procurement process negates an NHS organisation’s need to tender through the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU). Costs can also be reduced through its one-route solution that consolidates all products onto one invoice and delivery – this saves up to £1* per product in back office administration costs and removes up to 40 deliveries going into a trust compared with ordering goods separately. (*source: NHS Supply Chain 2009 value proposition study with Southampton NHS trust)

To ensure that its products are fit for today’s healthcare market, NHS Supply Chain works with suppliers of all sizes to ensure its range embraces high quality and innovative products; and engages with clinicians, the Department of Health and academic institutions to make sure that it is aware of the current requirements and latest developments in clinical practice.

NHS Supply Chain’s product areas include:

  • Theatres
  • Dental
  • Audiology
  • Catering, including food
  • Infection control
  • Orthopaedics
  • Rehabilitation
  • Capital equipment, including finance and maintenance.

Based in Alfreton, Derbyshire, UK, the business employs around 2,400 staff in ten locations.

Delivering value to the NHS