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Walking Aids and Simple Aids for Daily Living

The Aids for Daily Living framework now encompasses Walking Aids.  By combining the frameworks we are able to offer an extensive range of Aids to support an enhanced level of independence and improved quality of life for people requiring additional support.

We offer a comprehensive range of products from reputable suppliers for both acute and community based settings at competitive pricing and from a convenient single source.


This renewed framework agreement offers savings opportunities from both pricing and by changing to alternative products.  Previously numerous customers have benefitted from this agreement making savings through working with the designated suppliers.

We can also help you save by use of: 

  • Regional Pricing
  • Mini Competitions
  • Product Matching

For further information please contact your NHS Supply Chain Account Manager.

For a full list of discontinued lines and alternatives please see 'view all discontinued lines information' link below.

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Aids for Daily Living

  • Aidapt Bathrooms Ltd
  • Cefndy Healthcare and Manufacturing
  • Drive Medical
  • Invacare
  • Lyall Willis
  • NRS Healthcare
  • Roma Medical
  • Sidhil Ltd – New Supplier
  • Simplymed
  • Smitcare
  • Sunrise Medical
  • Helping Hand Company
  • Vernacare

Walking Aids

  • Aidapt Bathrooms
  • Drive Medical
  • Invacare
  • Lyall Willis
  • NRS Healthcare
  • Roma Medical
  • Simplymed
  • Sunrise Medical
  • The Phoenix Walking Stick Company
  • Trulife
  • Bathing Aids – i.e. Bath Seats, Benches, Bath Steps, Bath lifts, Shower Stools and Seats
  • Toileting Aids – i.e. Commodes, Toilet Frames, Toilet Seats
  • Bathing / Toileting Aids – i.e. Shower Chairs / Commodes
  • Bedroom Aids – i.e. Bed Cradles, Bed Support Rails, Mattress and Pillow Raisers,
  • Home Aids – i.e. Dressing Aids, Folding Ramps, Grab Rails, Kitchen Aids, Leg Rests, Perching Stools, Reachers
  • Crutches
  • Ferrules
  • Walking Sticks
  • Walking Frames
  • Walkers and Rollators
  • Walking Aid Spare Parts

Product Listing

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Key Benefits
  • 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 efficiencies of our service, ranging from e-ordering to consolidated deliveries, enable 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.
  • Consultation Groups - We consult with our Consultation Groups and other relevant parties drawn from the NHS, so that we can be sure the products we are providing are fit for purpose in every way.

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 (NHSBSA) in its procurement.

Key Information



  • Reference2015/S 040-068206
  • Launch Date01/11/2017
  • Expiry Date31/10/2019
  • Supply RouteStocked | Blue Diamond | e-direct |
  • Areas CoveredRehabilitation Disabled Services |

Delivering value to the NHS