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Establishing an infant warming and phototherapy procurement framework

Crawford, Diane Christine, Peirce, Susan Caroline and Champken-Woods, Nigel 2005. Establishing an infant warming and phototherapy procurement framework. Journal of Neonatal Nursing 11 (3) , pp. 96-101. 10.1016/j.jnn.2005.06.002

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Abstract

The NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency (NHS PASA) within the UK has developed a national procurement agreement for infant warming and neonatal phototherapy equipment (IWF) as part of a remedy set down by the Competition Commission. This framework agreement was designed to stabilise prices and encourage more manufacturers to supply quality products to the United Kingdom. On 1st March 2005 the IWF was launched and the NHS PASA website now lists all current UK suppliers, details of their contracted products and the agreed prices for purchases by NHS organisations. The framework agreement speeds up the procurement process as NHS trusts do not need to conduct their own competitive tender exercise. The single source of information on companies supplying warming and phototherapy devices helps NHS staff easily locate new and smaller companies marketing these products. Two new manufacturers are now selling incubators in the UK. Extensive use of the comparative pricing information will enable market forces to stabilise prices.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 1355-1841
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2017 08:56
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/58605

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