Extension Sets and Lines
This framework starts on 1 August 2019, runs for 48 months and ends on 31 July 2023. This includes a 24 months extension.
Extension sets and lines are products used to deliver intravenous drugs to a patient. They can be used either under gravity or more commonly, by attachment to a syringe pump. The lines are available in a wide range of specifications and products offered on the framework include different material types, lengths, lumens and bores. These products are used in conjunction with a number of other products, for example, intravenous cannula and intravenous accessories, to make up a complete system for intravenous therapy. A range of dedicated sets for use with specific products is also part of the framework offer.
|Suppliers||Incumbent||New to NHS Supply Chain||New to Framework|
|Applied Medical Technology||X|
|B Braun Medical||X|
|BMS Critical Care||X|
|Firmly Medical Ltd||X|
The framework includes the following product areas:
- Polyethylene Lined PVC
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