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Central Venous Catheters

This contract is estimated to launch January 2018.

Key Benefits

Transactional reporting

  • Helping your trust to maximise continued and sustainable category savings and improvements. You can view current and historical purchasing data by product code level, requisition point and e-class level; to help monitor usage, spend trends and forecasting. Reports can be exported into excel format for ease of use.
  • Deliveries picked and packed to requisition point - Saving you valuable time distributing items throughout your trust.
  • Materials management - Our eDC system is available to help manage your store room stock levels and automate replenishment.

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 efficiencies of our service, ranging from e-ordering to consolidated deliveries, enable significant back office savings.

More value

  • Economies of scale - Biggest does not always mean best, but in the case of NHS Supply Chain having a national operation with seven distribution centres means we can offer the service and purchasing power that local NHS trusts deserve.
  • 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.
  • Clinical Nurse Advisors - Our team of trained Clinical Nurse Advisors are available to support you and your trust.
  • 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.

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 unrivalled 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.
  • Sustainable procurement - We are working to reduce our carbon emissions by 15%.

NHS Supply Chain is operated by DHL and acts as an agent of the NHS Business Services Authority (BSA) in its procurement.

Key Information



  • ReferenceComing soon
  • Launch Date08/01/2018
  • Supply Route
  • Areas CoveredConsumables |
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