Top Proven Switches

Trusts saved £509,684 with Top Proven Switches in 2017.

A Top Proven Switch is a like for like product switch that provides the opportunity to save money on some of the regular products.

All of our Top Proven Switches have been evaluated, tried and tested by other trusts so you can be confident that you’re getting a quality product with equally good patient outcomes, at a lower price.

241 trusts have taken advantage of at least one of our Top Proven Switches in 2017 and in 2016, customers saved a total of £377,745.

Further information please read the Top Proven Switches fact sheet in the Downloads ▼ section below.

Top Proven Switches Opportunities
Switching opportunity Contract Current NPC Comparable NPC(s) % saving No. trusts purchasing
Dressing IV vapour-permeable adhesive film sterile (10cm x 12cm central line catheters) General Wound Care ELW054 ELW833
ELW652
73% 78
Haemostatic fabrics (100mm x 200mm) Wound Closure ELS500 ELS327 67% 45
Microbial barrier film Liquiband Flex (0.8g) Wound Closure FVF015 FVF010 63% 131
Wound closure strip sterile (6mm x 38mm x 6 Strips) Wound Closure EIR502 EIR125 62% 69
Surgical face mask splash resistant with face visor Single Use Theatre Protective Clothing BWM056 BWM133 59% 102
Tape medical adhesive plastic perforated (2.5cm x 10m) latex free General Wound Care EHA053 EHA020
EHA044
32% 250
Wipe patient wet hand wipes individually wrapped (50gsm, 180mm x 160mm, 100 wipes per pack) Skin Cleansing VJT177 VJT407 28% 6
Liners with lids (2 Litre) Suction Consumables FSE016 FSE133 21% 64
Barrier cream non sterile (2g) General Wound Care ELY569 ELY536 10% 110
Barrier cream non sterile (28g) General Wound Care ELY571 ELY563 10% 73
Barrier cream non sterile (92g) General Wound Care ELY568 ELY538 10% 63
Barrier cream non sterile (115g) General Wound Care ELZ537 ELY607 10% 53
Gelling fibres Advanced Wound Care All varieties ELY620

ELY621

ELY622

ELY623
8% 41
‘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… »

Downloads ▼

  • Top Proven Switches Fact Sheet

    Essential information on our Top Proven Switches opportunities.