Helping your trust save, find out how

165 trusts have taken advantage of at least one of our Top Proven Switches.

  • In 2016 customers saved a total of £377,745.
  • So far in 2017 customers have saved £148,370.
  • 2017 will see more Top Proven Switches offered, helping to achieve those all-important savings.

What are Top Proven Switches?

Top Proven Switches are like for like products that can help you to save money whilst still ensuring patient safety.

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

Top Proven Switches gives you:

  • A like for like product at a lower cost, but with equally good patient outcomes
  • Confidence that it’s been tried and tested in other trusts
  • Reassurance that patient safety and quality is not compromised
  • The opportunity to save money on some of the regular products that you buy

What are the next steps?

Product Contract Current NCP Comparable NCP % Saving No. trusts purchasing Order Now
Haemostatic fabrics (100 x 200 mm) Wound Closure ELS500 ELS327 67% 37 Order Now
Theatre cap non-woven tie back disposable Single Use Theatre Protective Clothing BWF029 BWF035 63% 100 Order Now
Microbial barrier film Liquiband flex (0.8g) Wound Closure FVF015 FVF010 63% 120 Order Now
Wound closure sterile (6 x 38mm x 6 strips) Wound Closure EIR502 EIR125 63% 56 Order Now
Surgical face mask splash resistant with face visor Single Use Theatre Protective Clothing BWM056 BWM133 62% 94 Order Now
Theatre cap non-woven elasticated back disposable Single Use Theatre Protective Clothing BWF030 BWF018 62% 129 Order Now
Barrier cream non-sterile (2g) General Wound Care ELY569 ELY536 61% 66 Order Now
Barrier film foam applicator no sting sterile (1ml) General Wound Care ELY038 ELY532 45% 88 Order Now
Liners with lids (2 Litre) Suction Consumables FSE016 FSE133 25% 60 Order Now
Barrier cream non sterile (115g) General Wound Care ELZ537 ELY607 20% 12 Order Now

View all Top Proven Switches

'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.

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