Collaboration between 18 NHS Providers to act as a single customer.
Shared organised evaluation findings so maximum range of products could be examined.
Best performing products based on what matters to TVNs and patients were the only ones included in the bidding process.
Pressure on suppliers as for some categories (e.g. dressing pads, retention bandages) we committed to only buy the lowest cost so either all the business or none.
Other categories had commitment ranging from 50% to 90%.
Previous amounts purchased data provided to suppliers to enable them to calculate risk of relative price reductions.
We get the best products at competitive prices
Potential savings whilst using the best products projected at £1 - £1.4 million per year