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NCP Couch Rolls


ICN number:001

  • Date:17/01/2017
  • Product area:Hotel Services |


  • NHS Improvement (NHSI) have launched the Nationally Contracted Products Programme (NCP), which aggregates national demand in order to purchase products on behalf of the whole of the NHS to deliver savings.
  • As National procurement and logistics providers to the NHS, NHS Supply Chain is delivering the programme utilising pre-existing clinical evaluation reports, from the Clinical Evaluation Team, to support this initiative.
  • Couch Rolls has been highlighted as an area which could support the delivery of £300m cash releasing savings for NHS customers before 1 September 2018. A full delist strategy for Couch Rolls has now been developed that identifies 16% (£940k)* national savings.


  • SCA HP awarded as the sole supplier for Couch Rolls (2 ply 480mm x 60m)
  • Kimberly Clark Professional awarded as the sole supplier for Couch Roll/Wipers (2 ply 250mm x 60m)
  • The products of the following 4 unsuccessful suppliers will be removed (delisted) from the online catalogue from 27 March 2017 along with the unsuccessful l NPC’s from Kimberly clark and SCA:
  • Essential Supply Products Ltd (ESP)
  • Matryx Ltd
  • IMS Euro Ltd
  • Northwood Hygiene Products Ltd

Next Steps:

  • For information on trust specific savings opportunities please contact your Account Manager
  • Please log on to review the full list of delisted products and their alternatives and make plans to switch from 27 March 2017
  • To help NHS Supply Chain plan for volume changes and support high service levels, can you please log on and complete the customer demand switching notification form and send to your NHS Supply Chain Customer Service Advisor or Account Manager.
  • Please amend your favourites lists and standing orders to take account of the changes and speak to your Customer Service Advisor should you require support.
  • For sample requests please contact your Account Manager who will arrange for a sample to be issued
  • If you have any further questions or require additional support, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Account Manager or Customer Service Advisor.

*Maximum switch savings on currently committed volume annualised, generating maximum savings of £940k

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NCP Couch Rolls

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Should you require further information about this contract, including pricing and how to order the products, please contact your NHS Supply Chain account manager using the link below.

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