Total Cardiology Solutions launch event and presentations

28th January 2015

Trusts met on Friday 5th December for the launch of the Total Cardiology Solutions framework agreement, being developed by the NHS Collaborative Procurement Partnership.

The NHS Collaborative Procurement Partnership comprises the four NHS collaborative procurement hubs (NHS London Procurement Partnership, NHS Commercial Solutions, East of England NHS Collaborative Procurement Hub and NHS North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative).

The project is being led on behalf of CPP by LPP and creates a framework agreement covering the broad range of cardiology product categories on behalf of hub members, as well as being available for use by the wider NHS.

The framework agreement provides a single framework solution for the full range of cardiology products and is designed to meet the following objectives:

Improving Efficiency

- To operate a strategic Framework Agreement to improve trust spend and usage data

- To reduce the volumes of tenders conducted by NHS CPP member NHS Trusts (as may change from time to time)

- To simplify the procurement landscape in the NHS by seeking to reduce the proliferation of competing Framework Agreements

- To provide a framework agreement that seeks to deliver savings towards the DH £2 billion procurement savings target.

Improving Safety

- Release clinical time to focus on patient care
- Reduce inventory wastage risks
- Improve hygiene with products stored in a secure clean environment.

Greater Assurance of Product Availability

- To ensure that Providers are aware of the stakeholder Trusts requirements

- Providers can deliver stakeholder Trust requirements when needed

- Reduce consumption rates by better control and accountability.

Ensure Quality

- To ensure that products and services of the right quality to meet the Member Trusts needs are made available through the framework agreement

Enable Innovation

- To ensure that new technologies in the Cardiology category are accommodated where appropriate in the Framework Agreement thereby enabling access to Trusts of new products at appropriate Framework Agreement prices through a route to market that is compliant with the Public Contracts Regulations

Contribute towards the DH Procurement Savings Target

- To enable Trusts to contribute towards the DH procurement target of £2 billion through improved pricing and commercial opportunities under the Framework Agreement

- To enable Trusts to comply with requirements under the NHS contract to achieve cost efficiencies

The Framework Agreement encompasses the following lots:

Lot 1 – Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators and Pacemakers
Lot 2 - Electro Physiology
Lot 3 - Cardiac Stents and Trans catheter Aortic/Pulmonary Valves and Insertion Devices
Lot 4 - Interventional Radiology Products used in Cardiology
Lot 5 - Hypertension - including Renal Denervation solutions
Lot 6 - Heart Valves
Lot 7 - Perfusion
Lot 8 - Perfusion Services
Lot 9 - Beating Heart Surgery Products
Lot 10 - Managed Services Solutions

Go live date is 1st April 2015.

If you have and questions or would like to know more please contact John Tyrrell ( 01306646808

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