National Framework Agreement for Clinical Waste Services for GPs and Pharmacies

NHS England has launched a new national framework agreement for the collection and disposal of clinical waste from GP surgeries and unwanted medicines from pharmacies. NHS England is responsible for funding and arranging these services on behalf of GPs and pharmacies. This new approach will deliver a number of benefits including improved quality standards, consistency, better management of contracts and value for money.

Following a procurement process, five suppliers have been chosen after successfully meeting a range of quality and value for money criteria to deliver the best clinical waste services for GPs and pharmacists. Changes aren’t happening straight away for GPs and pharmacists as implementation will be phased. A key priority will be to ensure a smooth transition for GPs and pharmacists as we move to new contracts.

You can find out more by reading our factsheet and there are answers to frequently asked questions for GPs and pharmacists.

Suppliers

North

  • Cannon Hygiene UK
  • Healthcare Environmental Services
  • Sharpsmart UK
  • SRCL Limited

Midlands and East

  • Cannon Hygiene UK
  • Healthcare Environmental Services
  • Personnel Hygiene Services Limited
  • Sharpsmart UK
  • SRCL Limited

London

  • Cannon Hygiene UK
  • Healthcare Environmental Services
  • Personnel Hygiene Services Limited
  • Sharpsmart UK
  • SRCL Limited

South

  • Cannon Hygiene UK
  • Healthcare Environmental Services
  • Personnel Hygiene Services Limite
  • Sharpsmart UK
  • SRCL Limited

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