Advanced Wound Care Delivery - Total Managed Service
Framework Agreement Description
The total managed service framework for advanced wound care delivery is an independent and bespoke web-based ordering process. The framework is designed to complement an organisations agreed advanced wound care formulary. This service includes an accompanying supply chain route which ensures an efficient and safely governed delivery of products following a clinical assessment.
Carolyn Lawton, Procurement Implementation Manager, and Sue Mason, Senior Clinical Advisor, feature in the Journal of Community Nursing talking about the innovation and new ways of working in wound care and the advanced wound care delivery framework. The framework aims to provide clinicians with a complete wound care service, which releases nursing hours and reduces costs, while at the same time optimising patient outcomes, improving wound healing rates and reducing waste. Read the article:
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Framework Agreement Information
When does it start?
01 December 2017 to 01 December 2021
Who can take advantage?
Any NHS or Public Sector Organisation
What is the aim of the procurement?
To provide a legally compliant framework agreement giving members access to an efficient delivery of wound care and associated products in order to promote the immediate commencement of care and enhance the treatment pathway. This off-script method allows users to order products online and hold a central point of stock rather than requiring patients to obtain products themselves via the traditional FP10 route, therefore increasing efficiency and reducing wastage. The framework ensures that clinicians are still given the autonomy to make clinical and medical decisions.
What are the benefits of using the framework?
• QUICK & COMPLIANT ROUTE TO MARKET
A detailed procurement exercise has taken place to ensure that suppliers have met all legislative requirements. The framework contains provision for direct award and further competition, if required.
• INCREASED FORMULARY & SPEND CONTROL
This agreement will provide full access to live, real time data and can produce bespoke reports for the user enabling them to increase control of their spend and formulary.
• ACCESS TO SUPPLIER EXPERTISE, TRAINING & EDUCATION
This framework allows users to benefit from the know-how of the awarded providers in selecting the most economically valuable solutions to meet their commercial and patient requirements.
• INCREASED EFFICIENCY & REDUCED WASTAGE
Delivery is typically received between 24-72 hours after the point of order, resulting in improved stock availability and reduced lead times. The stock is owned by the organisation and not the patient so users can expect to see reduced levels of product wastage.
WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS THINK
"Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group has enjoyed utilising the SBS Framework for the provision of wound care products across over 190 sites including all District Nurse, Practice Nurse and Nursing Homes. The main benefit to the framework was the simplicity in signing up, removing the time and cost associated in running a procurement exercise and the option to freely use any one of the three providers in the knowledge that the main pricing structure is standardised. We have benefited from the advice and expertise provided by Carolyn Lawton and her team throughout our time using the framework and we look forward to continuing to work with Carolyn."
Ross Burton, Medicines Optimisation Pharmacist, Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group.
"We have worked collaboratively with SBS with this project and their support has been invaluable. Sue Mason heads up the wound care side of things at SBS is a great resource to tap into, she has been integral in assisting with the implementation and review of the scheme. Sue is a TVN by background so she understands it from both sides and in her previous TVN role she implemented a successful non-prescription service in her area."
Julie Mullings, Community Matron Tissue Viability & Infection Prevention, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.
"The service was able to reduce wound care costs through the reduction of avoidable waste that is inherent in the FP10 supply system. This also released nursing capacity previously spent 'chasing' prescription - the released capacity for the service was 1 hour per day, per qualified nurse. Patients also expressed a benefit in their houses not being over stocked and the correct dressing and treatment being more efficient."
Treacy Kelly, Matron of Community Nursing, Newcastle Hospitals Community Health Trust on behalf of Newcastle Gateshead CCG, ConvaTec customer.
"The support provided by NWOS has facilitated the provision of a just in time, responsive and efficient system that ensures maximal Formulary compliance, greater visibility and robust governance in the supply and use of wound care products. NWOS are a trusted and reliable partner and the timeliness of their supply is fundamental to minimising avoidable waste that is inherent in other supply arrangements."
Neil Frankland, Medicines Optimisation Pharmacist for North Tyneside & Northumberland CCG, North West Ostomy Supplies customer.
For more information on wound and skin care products, please refer to Advanced Wound and Skin Care Management
If you would like to find out more information on how to make prescribing more efficient in your CCG, please refer to Medicines Management Prescribing Decision Support Systems 2
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