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Wound Drainage and Autologous Blood Systems

Type: Contract Information Update Reference: 2014/S 115-202413 Supply Route: Stocked, Blue Diamond, eDirect
Start Date: 2 December 2019 Expiry Date: 1 December 2023

This framework starts on 2 December 2019, runs for 48 months and ends on 1 December 2023. This includes a 24 month extension.

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

Areas covered
There are four lots on this framework:

  • Lot 1 – Wound drainage products
  • Lot 2 – Post-operative autologous blood system products
  • Lot 3 – Intra-operative autologous blood system products
  • Lot 4 – Intra-operative autologous blood system purchase plans.

Wound Drainage systems are a common feature of post-operative surgical management and are used to remove excess fluid from a wound bed to prevent infection and the delay of wound healing.

Post-Operative Autologous Blood is the collection of blood after surgery, similar to the process used in wound drainage, but the products also filter the blood ready to be re-infused back into the patient. It is an effective alternative to donor blood and can produce significant savings to the NHS.

Intra-Operative Autologous Blood also known as autologous blood transfusion or cell salvage, is a medical procedure involving recovering blood lost during surgery and re-infusing it into the patient.

For further information about this framework please contact our Hospital Care Team.

  • Athrodax Healthcare International Limited
  • B. Braun
  • Blue Box Medical Ltd – New to the framework
  • Eurosets – New to NHS Supply Chain
  • Fresenius Kabi
  • GBUK Healthcare Ltd
  • Haemonetics Ltd
  • Johnson and Johnson Medical
  • Medline Industries Ltd
  • PFM Medical UK Limited
  • Smiths Medical International Ltd
  • Sorin Group UK Ltd
  • Unomedical Ltd (a ConvaTec company)
  • Vygon (UK) Ltd.
  • High Vacuum Systems, Low Vacuum Systems, Gravity/Passive Systems
  • Post-Operative Autologous Blood Collection Systems
  • Cell Salvage Consumables;
    Bowls, Lines, Filters, Orthopaedic Sets, Cardiology Sets
  • Cell Salvage Machines.


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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.

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