Type: NCP Start Date: 14 April 2023
Expiry Date: None
Since 2018 this product category has been through one NCP procurement exercise which delivered over £2,458,633 national savings. As the Medical Pulp Macerators & Support Products framework has been retendered, the associated Medical Pulp NCP was also renewed. The aim of the renewal was to mitigate the implementation of supplier framework agreement pricing, which would have led to significant price increases for the NHS.
If the NCP had not been renewed and framework pricing had been implemented, a national cost pressure of approximately £2.8 million would have been realised. The procurement exercise has however, been able to mitigate the national cost pressure down to £1.3 million. With this NCP the NHS will still save money in comparison with 2018 to 2020 Medical Pulp product pricing.