The Nationally Contracted Products (NCP) initiative, co-led by the Department of Health and NHS Improvement, implements the Carter Report recommendations to harness the national buying power of the NHS, remove “unwarranted product variation” and improve efficiency.
NHS Supply Chain have announced that GBUK Enteral Ltd are appointed sole supplier of Catheter Tip Syringes 50/60ml within the Syringes and Needles NCP category.
The move secures an estimated cost saving in excess of £200,000 for the NHS.
Quality of patient care is of course paramount, and GBUK Enteral Ltd have been assessed and have met the pre-qualification requirements. This NCP award follows a careful evaluation of the Company’s ability to fulfil volume requirements over the contract period, including reference to the NHS Trusted Customer programme, where trusted customers provide input to ensure outcomes meet customer requirements.
The NCP award is launched from March 1st 2018 by NHS Scotland and nationally from March 7th 2018.