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Pressure Area Care and Patient Handling

Type: Contract Extension Reference: 2020/S 129-318007 Supply Route: Direct, Stocked, Blue Diamond, eDirect
Start Date: 20 September 2021 Expiry Date: 19 September 2025

The framework  starts on 20 September 2021, runs for 48 months and ends on 19 September 2025. This includes a 24 month extension.

A full range of patient moving and handling equipment, including beds, mattresses, slide sheets for moving patients, hoists, and slings, is available on this framework. There are over 890 products on the new framework including 469 new products from new and incumbent suppliers.

Beds, mattresses, and cushions are an essential part of patient care in a hospital ward and community setting providing pressure care management.

Patient handling equipment such as slings, hoists, and slide sheets are used by nurses and healthcare assistants to safely move or lift patients in wards and in theatres.

Trolley mattresses and gantry hoists have been added to this framework.

There are 12 Lots on this new framework:

  • Lot 1: Beds, Cots and Accessories
  • Lot 2: Beds for use in specialist areas
  • Lot 3: Mattresses and Accessories
  • Lot 4: Cushions and Accessories
  • Lot 5: Prevention and Support Aids
  • Lot 6: Hoists and Accessories
  • Lot 7: Standing Aids and Accessories
  • Lot 8: Transfer Equipment
  • Lot 9: Slings and Accessories
  • Lot 10: Slide Sheets
  • Lot 11: Bathing Equipment and Accessories
  • Lot 12: Rental and Decontamination.

Savings opportunities
The framework provides a National Pricing Matrix (NPM) from a number of suppliers, which will allow savings opportunities for customers who are able to consolidate their purchasing.

There are 64 suppliers in total on this framework.

This is the full list of suppliers available on this framework:

  • A.Algeo Ltd
  • Accora
  • AHT Apollo Healthcare Technologies Ltd.
  • Apex Medical Limited
  • Arjo UK Ltd
  • Benmor Medical (UK) Limited
  • Cardinal Health UK 432 Limited
  • Caretech UK Limited
  • Carilex Medical
  • Central Medical Supplies Limited
  • Chiltern Invadex UK Ltd
  • CJ Medical Ltd
  • Direct Healthcare Services Limited
  • Drive DeVilbiss Sidhil Ltd
  • E&E Medical Supplies Ltd.
  • Essential Healthcare Solutions (UK) Ltd
  • ETAC Ltd (R82 UK LTD)
  • Felgains Ltd
  • FormAL Group Ltd
  • Frontier Therapeutics Limited
  • Gainsborough Healthcare Group – Not available at Go Live
  • GBUK Ltd
  • H&R Healthcare Ltd
  • Harvest Healthcare Ltd.
  • Herida Healthcare Ltd.
  • Hill-Rom Limited
  • Hospital Direct (Marketing) Ltd
  • Howard Wright Europe Limited
  • Innova Care Concepts
  • Interweave Textiles Limited
  • Invacare Ltd
  • IQ Medical Ltd
  • Iskus Health UK Limited
  • Joerns Healthcare Limited
  • Linet UK LTD
  • Lisclare Limited
  • Mangar International
  • Medline Industries Ltd
  • Medstrom Ltd
  • Molnlycke Health Care Ltd
  • Multicare Medical ltd
  • OSKA Care Limited
  • Performance Health International Limited
  • Premiere Healthcare Limited
  • Prism Medical
  • Promedics Orthopaedics Ltd
  • Prosys International Ltd
  • Renray Healthcare Ltd
  • Reval Continuing Care Limited
  • Rexyn Ltd – Not available at Go Live
  • Scan Mobility Limited
  • Select Health Care (UK) Ltd
  • Select Medical LTD
  • Steris Solutions Limited
  • Stryker UK Limited
  • Sumed International (UK) Ltd
  • Talarmade Limited
  • Talley Group
  • The Helping Hand Company (Ledbury) Limited
  • TR Equipment UK Ltd
  • Ultimate Healthcare Ltd (MILLBROOK HEALTHCARE LTD)
  • V Guldmann A/S
  • V-M Orthotics Limited.


  • Leading suppliers on contract – providing enhanced range and value from a single source.

More savings

  • Pay less – with NHS Supply Chain you have a wider range of product options so you can select the ones that are fit for purpose and value for money.
  • Leave your tendering to us – spend less time and money on tendering and let our procurement specialists undertake it on your behalf.
  • Back office savings – the efficiency of our service, ranging from e-ordering to consolidated deliveries, enables significant back office savings.

More value

  • An integrated approach – the financial benefits of NHS Supply Chain go beyond just product prices. Our approach is an integrated one that reduces cost throughout the supply chain, from raw materials to global logistics, resulting in a much lower total cost.
  • Purchasing through our route – when there are changes in the market, we can help minimise the impact of price rises and give support with cost saving initiatives.

Our knowledge and expertise

  • Dedicated Hospital Care and Out of Hospital Care Teams – your day to day contact for all queries. They will help you identify savings opportunities, solve any issues on your behalf and ensure high service levels are always met.
  • NHS Supply Chain Buyers – procurement specialists in their product fields who can give expert advice on new and alternative products.
  • Implementation Team – experts in helping you set up the new processes and training required when introducing new products.
  • Customer Services Team – with the daily support provided by our dedicated and knowledgeable advisors and service managers you know you are in safe hands.
  • Customer Assurance – providing customers with the confidence and assurance of products using a process of clinical evaluation and engagement with clinical users. This ensures all products are clinically assured by the CaPA process supported by engagement with an aligned Trusted Customer.

Peace of mind

  • Dependable deliveries – having access to the know-how and resources of one of the world’s largest logistics companies means we can offer unrivaled dependability and responsiveness when it comes to our delivery services.
  • Framework agreement – awarded in accordance with UK procurement legislation.
  • Sustainable development – we are certified to ISO 140001 International Standard for Environment Management System.

Downloads ▼

  • Product Listing Pressure Area Care And Patient Handling

    An Excel file showing the products that are included in this framework.
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  • National Pricing Matrix (NPM)

    An Excel file showing the suppliers offering savings opportunities as part of the NPM.
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  • Buying Guide: Pressure Area Care and Patient Handling

    The buying guide for the Pressure Area Care and Patient Handling framework.
  • Product Matrix Pressure Area Care and Patient Handling

    An Excel file providing you with detailed technical specifications to enable you to make an informed choice about products which meet your needs.
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