The Department of Health also confirmed today the providers of six medical procurement “category towers”, following a tender earlier this year, as part of changes to the way the NHS buys goods and services.
NHS Collaborative Procurement Partnership has won three towers, while DHL Supply Chain has also won three – with one being run in partnership with Oxford Academic Health Science Network and private company Vizient, called Health Solutions Team.
The towers are:
NHS CPP: sterile interventions equipment and associated consumables; orthopaedics, trauma and spine, ophthalmology; rehabilitation disable services, women’s health and associated consumables.
- DHL Supply Chain: infection control wound care; ward based consumables.
- Health Solutions Team: cardiovascular, radiology, audiology and pain management.