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New product categories in expanded Surgical Implants framework

Wednesday 6 December 2017

  • Eight new product categories, six new suppliers and transparent pricing

NHS Supply Chain has launched an updated framework for Surgical Implants for men and women’s health which expands the range and choice of products available to NHS trusts.

Consisting of 12 product categories, including breast and testicular implants, the renewed framework introduces eight new silicone implant products and six new suppliers. New products on the framework such as nasal, penile and pectorals implants will increase customer choice from market-leading suppliers.

As well as increased product choice, the framework uses saving levers to offer NHS trusts transparent and consistent pricing. This framework also dispenses with the need for trusts to undertake their own tendering exercises, speeding up the process for trusts. Utilising the renewed and expanded framework represents one of the easiest ways to purchase surgical implants for the NHS. 

Phil Lewis, Head of Musculoskeletal and Cardiovascular at NHS Supply Chain said: “We are excited to be offering an expanded Surgical Implants framework. Not only does it reflect the requirements of the NHS, but it also provides flexibility to meet the needs of our customers and takes advantage of our national banded pricing matrix.”

The Surgical Implants framework product range:

• Breast Implants
• Testicular Implants
• Tissue Expanders
• Breast Sizers
• Chin Implants – New
• Malar Implants – New
• Nasal Implants – New
• Calf Implants – New
• Gluteal Implants – New
• Pectoral Implants – New
• Thoracic Implants – New
• Penile Implants – New


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Notes to editors

About NHS Supply Chain

All information in this press release is correct at the time of going to press.

NHS Supply Chain is operated by DHL and managed by 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). The initial contract which was due to expire in October 2016 has been extended for a further two years until October 2018.

NHS Supply Chain is working closely with the NHSBSA, to build on the savings already achieved to deliver £300m of the opportunities for procurement efficiency savings as highlighted in Lord Carter’s interim report: Review of operational efficiency in NHS providers.

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 316,000 nationally available, transactable lines ranging from bandages to sutures, from gloves to implants, and surgical equipment. In addition, it can help you plan your investment in medical capital equipment such as MRI scanners, linear accelerators and patient monitors.

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.

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 over 2,400 staff across seven sites.

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