Wound Closure

Type: Contract Extension Reference: 2016/5/164-295842 Supply Route: Stocked, Blue Diamond, eDirect
Start Date: 1 February 2017 Expiry Date: 31 January 2021

The Wound Closure framework starts on 1 February 2017, runs for 48 months and ends on 31 January 2021.

This framework covers the full range of products that are used to close wounds or tissue approximation. The scope of this category includes all products that hold together the edges of a wound or surgical incision and products that reduce bleeding within the wound.

Product categories include:

  • Haemostats
  • Skin Stapling and Extractors
  • Sterile Adhesion Barriers
  • Sterile Suture Needles
  • Sutures
  • Tissue Adhesives
  • Wound Closure Strips.

Savings opportunities are available through Compare and Save and product switching.

See our Useful Links 🔗 section to find out how Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust saved 20% on sutures.

  • 365 Healthcare Ltd
  • 3M
  • AMS
  • Anser
  • Aquilant
  • Aspen
  • Assut
  • Bbraun
  • Baxter
  • BSN
  • Clinisupplies
  • Conmed
  • Crest Medical
  • Croylife
  • Delta
  • Healthcare 21
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Kebomed
  • Medgraphics

  • Medline
  • Medtronic
  • Meril GmbH
  • Chemence
  • P3
  • Pennine Healthcare
  • Pierson Surgical Ltd
  • Q Surgical Limited
  • Redhawk Medical
  • Richardson Healthcare Ltd
  • Robinson Healthcare Limited
  • Schuco
  • Smith & Nephew Healthcare Ltd
  • Spirit Healthcare
  • Surgical Holdings
  • Neuro-technics Ltd
  • Teleflex Medical
  • Uniplex UK Ltd
  • Vygon.


  • 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 Account 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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  • Product Listing

    An excel file showing the products that are included in this framework.

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