Compare and Save

Compare and Save has saved trusts £35.2 million* since April 2013.

Compare and Save enables you to compare the products that you buy with lower cost comparable products, giving you the opportunity to make savings.

We aim to help you achieve a balance between achieving cost savings and ensuring patient safety.

How can you maximise savings?

We can provide you with detailed data about your buying history through NHS Supply Chain to help you maximise potential savings. The information is provided in an easy to read summary sheet and will help you to:

  • Review the products that you buy and how much you spend.
  • Identify where you can make cost savings without compromising on quality.
  • Calculate how much you could potentially save.

Our Clinical Nurse Advisors can offer tailored support to:

  • Facilitate meetings
  • Arrange for samples for your product evaluations
  • Help you to implement your product switch.

What are the next steps?

  • Please expand the below list to view all our current opportunities.
  • Contact your Customer Relationship Manager for further information or to request a summary sheet for your trust.
  • Go to the online catalogue to place an order.
  • Check further savings available with our Top Proven Switches in the Useful Links 🔗 section
Advanced Wound Care
Airways Management
Airways Management Consumables
Anaesthetic and ResuscitationConsumables
Blood Collection Systems and Blood Lancets
Canned Goods Edible Oils and Soups
Diathermy Consumables
Dried Goods, Food Mixes and Sundries
External Breast Prostheses and Accessories
Floorpads and Scourers
General Wound Care
Gravies, Stocks and Sauces
Hearing Aid Batteries
Intravenous Cannula and Associated Products
Obstetric and Gynaecological Sundries and Accessories
Paper Hygiene Products
Patient Temperature Management
Pulse Oximetry and Capnography Devices and Support Products
Sexual Health Promotion Family Planning Products
Single Use Theatre Protective Clothing
Single Use Tourniquets
Skin Cleansing, Disinfection and Care
Stationery Computer Consumables and Miscellaneous Office Equipment and Services
Suction Consumables
Surgical Instruments
Surgical Sutures
Syringes Needles and Associated Products
Tissue Adhesives
Urology, Bowel and Faecal Management
Wound Closure Strips
Wound Drainage and Post Operative Autologous Blood Systems

*Compare and Save products have been identified by NHS Supply Chain Suppliers. Potential savings have been calculated based on the Band 1/Best Band ‘Each’ Price of the Primary Product minus the Band 1/Best Band ‘Eaches’ price of the Alternative Product multiplied by the last rolling 12 months actual ‘Eaches’ quantity purchased of the Primary 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.