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Total Cardiology Solutions Framework

The NHS Collaborative Procurement Partnership – of which the Hub is a member - has awarded and implemented a new ‘Total Cardiology Solutions’ framework agreement. It is the first pan-NHS cardiology agreement of its kind.


The Partnership comprises of the four NHS procurement Hubs and the framework, which went live at the beginning of May 2015, is available for use by the members of each hub and the wider NHS.

A broad range of cardiology product categories is covered and the framework agreement is designed to enable Trusts to comply with requirements under the NHS contract to achieve cost efficiencies through improved pricing and commercial opportunities.

Lots include Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators and Pacemakers, Electro Physiology, Cardiac Stents and Transcatheter Aortic/Pulmonary Valves and Insertion Devices and Interventional Radiology Products used in Cardiology.

This is the second ‘Total Solutions’ framework awarded by the Partnership. ‘Total Solutions’ frameworks are intended to reduce the volumes of tenders conducted by the NHS, as well as reducing the proliferation of competing framework agreements.

The Total Cardiology Solutions framework agreement will release clinical time to focus on patient care, cut inventory wastage risks and provide greater assurance of product availability.

An emphasis on encouraging innovation by suppliers on the framework will also ensure that the NHS has access to new technologies in cardiology at appropriate framework agreement prices, through a route to market that is compliant with the Public Contracts Regulations.

‘Total Cardiology Solutions’ is the third national framework produced by the NHS Collaborative Procurement Partnership, following on from award-nominated frameworks covering Total Orthopaedic Solutions and the Supply of Nursing and Nursing Related Staff.

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