Dressing IV vapour-permeable adhesive film sterile

Reference: TPS13
Type: Top Proven Switch
Start Date: 20 January 2019
Expiry Date: While stock lasts

Top Proven Switch savings on Dressing IV vapour-permeable adhesive film sterile (10cm x 12cm).

  • Primary NPC – ELW054
  • Comparable NPC ELW833 and ELW652
  • Price difference – 73%
  • Trusts already purchasing – 78
  • Contract – General Wound Care
In July 2017, we decided within our STP to standardise to this brand as it was already in four of the trusts. At CHFT a small product evaluation took place during August 17 within Oncology, X-Ray, Paediatrics, A&E, Labour & Delivery and Theatres. After a successful trial the dressings were rolled out trust wide during September 2017. All relevant teams and clinicians were happy with the quality of the product and considered it fit for purpose. If you require a quick savings win with a product that is just as good as the trusted brand leader, Richardsons provide a range of IV film dressings which are clinically acceptable that will not have any detriment to patient care.Jacqui Yuen, System and Process Manager
Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
‘Proven Switch’ definition: based on an alternative already adopted by some NHS Supply Chain customer(s), which offer the largest potential savings nationally (i.e. across all of NHS Supply Chain’s customers). Identified based on the purchase history of customers, where the sales have stopped on the primary product and then started on the identified alternative product. Forecasted savings have been calculated based on the band 1 price of the primary product (i.e. the products currently used by trusts) minus the band 1 price of the alternative product multiplied by the last 12 months actual quantity purchased where a switch has been detected (switch: where sales have stopped on the primary product and then started on the identified alternative product). Potential savings have been calculated based on the band 1 price of the primary product (i.e. the products currently used by trusts) minus the band 1 price of the alternative product multiplied by the last 12 months actual quantity purchased. ‘No of trusts purchasing comparable products’ refers to NHS Supply Chain customers who already purchase the alternative product, this does not reflect the number of trusts who have made the switch from the primary to the alternative product. Trusts should check with clinical teams that the alternative product is suitable for its dedicated use in each instance. All savings and prices correct at time of publication. Read More / Read Less… »