Ophthalmology framework agreement launched by NHS Supply Chain
A new ophthalmology national framework agreement which brings together three legacy agreements, while also adding new categories, has been launched by NHS Supply Chain.
Complete Ophthalmology Solutions 2 (COS2) covers all ophthalmology requirements from intraocular lenses (IOLs), accessories and consumables to Ophthalmic Capital Equipment and Associated Accessories used in various diagnostic and surgical environments.
It has 48 suppliers, eight of which are new to the framework and five that are new to NHS Supply Chain. The framework is split into two lots, covering consumable and capital products.
Among the consumable products supplied are Intraocular Lenses (IOLs), Monofocal Lens, Preloaded Monofocal Lens, Multifocal Lens, Preloaded Multifocal Lens, Toric Lens, Preloaded Toric Lens. These are implanted into the eye to treat cataracts or other eye conditions.
To develop the new framework, NHS Supply Chain: Orthopaedics, Trauma and Spine, and Ophthalmology, engaged with charities, NHS Trusts and Moorfield's Eye Hospital to gain their input.
Steve Vandyken, Category Tower Director for NHS Supply Chain: Orthopaedics, Trauma and Spine, and Ophthalmology, said: “In developing this new framework agreement we have engaged with key stakeholders across the NHS and with suppliers. COS2 simplifies the offer by bringing together elements of the three legacy framework agreements but with the addition of categories that our customers have said they want and need.”
The new framework will run until 30 June 2025.
Full details can be found at www.supplychain.nhs.uk/categories/orthopaedics-trauma-spine-ophthalmology/.