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Skin Disinfection and Antimicrobial Cleansing

Type: Contract Information Update Reference: Supply Route: Stocked, Blue Diamond, eDirect
Start Date: 1 October 2016 Expiry Date: 31 August 2021

This framework starts on 1 October 2016, runs for 59 months and ends on 31 August 2021.

Please note: Products are still available to order. We will update this page with the new framework details once available. See our Useful Links for the latest information on the Procurement and Savings Calendar.


Skin disinfectants and antimicrobial cleansing products come in different classifications according to the intended use. Products used for surgical skin preparation and surgical scrub solutions must be licensed medicines. These are temperature controlled products and are therefore non-returnable once purchased.

Clinical Information

To assure suitability of products selected on the framework we have consulted with the following groups;

  • Commercial Medicines Unit (CMU)
  • Infection control and tissue viability nurses
  • Infection Prevention Society (IPS)
  • Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
  • Pharmaceutical Market Support Group (PMSG)
  • Suppliers.
  • B Braun Medical Ltd
  • Ecolab Ltd
  • Gama Healthcare Ltd
  • H&R Healthcare Ltd
  • IMS Euro
  • Insight Health
  • Iskus Health
  • Medicareplus
  • Molnlycke Health Care Ltd
  • PAL International
  • PDI Ltd
  • Pearmine Health
  • Procotech Limited
  • PTP Healthcare Ltd – (Novation – previously Plane Talking Ltd)
  • Robinson Healthcare Limited
  • Sage Products
  • SC Johnson t/a Deb – (Name change – previously known as Deb)
  • Schulke & Mayr Uk Ltd
  • Shermond(Div Bunzl Ret Sup)
  • SYR

The framework includes the following product areas:

  • Antimicrobial products
  • Licensed Medicines and associated products
  • Skin disinfectants and antimicrobial cleansing products.


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More savings

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  • 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 Customer Relationship Managers – 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 European procurement legislation.
  • Sustainable development – we are certified to ISO 140001 International Standard for Environment Management System.

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