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Bandages on the Drug Tariff

Author(s)

Andrew Heenan
RGN RMN BA(Hons)

Email: andrew2@heenan.net

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Published: Mar 2004
Last updated: Jul 2004
Revision: 1.1

Keywords: Drug Tariff; wound management; bandages; conforming; crepe; short stretch; high compression; zinc.

Abstract

This article includes all the bandages included in the Drug Tariff [1], listed by approved names. Proprietary names are included for convenience.


Conforming bandage (synthetic)

Conforming bandage (synthetic)
Product name Size Basic price per item
Hospiform  6cm x 4m (stretched)  13p 
8cm x 4m  15p 
10cm x 4m  18p 
12cm x 4m  22p 

Cotton conforming bandage BP 1988

Used for the retention of light dressings; not designed for compression purposes.
Cotton conforming bandage BP 1988
Product name Size Basic price per item
Crinx - Type A  5cm x 3.5m  66p 
7.5cm x 3.5m  81p 
10cm x 3.5m  100p 
15cm x 3.5m  137p 

Cotton crÍpe bandage

Cotton crÍpe bandage
Product name Size Basic price per item
Hospicrepe 239  5cm  48p 
7.5cm  67p 
10cm  87p 
15cm  127p 

Cotton crÍpe bandage BP 1988

Product name Size Basic price per item
Cotton crÍpe bandage BP 1988  7.5cm  288p 
10cm  370p 

Cotton, polyamide and elastane bandage

Cotton, polyamide and elastane bandage
Product name Size Basic price
Neosport  5cm  59p 
7.5cm  79p 
10cm  99p 
Setocrepe  10cm  116p 
Soffcrepe  5cm  67p 
7.5cm  95p 
10cm  122p 
15cm  178p 

All bandages 4.5m in length when fully stretched

Cotton stretch bandage BP 1988

Product name Size Basic price
Hospicrepe 233  5cm  56p 
7.5cm  78p 
10cm  104p 
15cm  148p 

All bandages 4.5m in length when fully stretched

CrÍpe bandage BP 1988

Product name Size Basic price
CrÍpe bandage BP 1988  5cm  92p 
7.5cm  128p 
10cm  169p 
15cm  245p 

All bandages 4.5m in length when fully stretched

Elastomer and viscose bandage, knitted

Elastomer and viscose bandage, knitted
Product name Size Basic price per item
K-Lite*  5cm  51p 
7cm  72p 
10cm  94p 
15cm  135p 
Knit-Firm*  5cm  39p 
7cm  55p 
10cm  72p 
15cm  104p 
Elset**  10cm x 6m  250p 
15cm x 6m  271p 
10cm x 8m  321p 
Elset S**  15cm x 12m  538p 
K-Plus**  10cm x 6m  148p 
10cm x 8.7m  209p 
MillPlus**  10cm x 6m  134p  
10cm x 8.7m  181p 

Length refers to stretched length in all cases. *BS compression type 2 bandage, for light support; **BS compression type 3a bandage, for light compression.

High compression bandages, extensible

Used for the application of sustained compression in the treatment of venous insufficiency.
High compression bandages, extensible
Product name Size Basic price per item
Adva-Co  10cm x 3.5m  £1.95 
Setopress  7.5cm x 3.5m  £2.63 
10cm x 3.5m  £3.40 
Surepress  10cm x 3m  £3.35 
Tensopress  7.5cm x 3m  £2.66 
10cm x 3m  £3.41 

Length refers to unstretched length in all cases.

Setopress is a P.E.C. high compression bandage: Polyamide, Elastane and Cotton Compression (high) Extensible Bandage (PECCHE).

Tensopress is a V.E.C. high compression bandage: Viscose, Elastane and Cotton Compression (high) Extensible Bandage (VECCHE).

Polyamide and cellulose contour bandage, BP 1988

Nylon and viscose stretch bandage.
Product name 5cm 6cm 7.5cm 8cm 10cm 15cm
Acti-Wrap (cohesive)    39p    57p  68p   
Acti-Wrap (cohesive/latex free)    45p    65p  77p   
Easifix  36p    43p    50p  86p 
Slinky  40p    58p    70p  99p 
Stayform  31p    39p    44p  74p 

4m stretched length in all cases.

Polyamide and cellulose contour bandage, knitted BP 1988

For dressing retention.
Polyamide and cellulose contour bandage, knitted BP 1988
Product name Size Basic price per item
K-Band  5cm  19p 
7cm  24p 
10cm  26p 
15cm  46p 
Knit-Band  5cm  11p 
7cm  16p 
10cm  18p 
15cm  33p 
Knit Fix  5cm  13p 
7cm  18p 
10cm  19p 
15cm  36p 

4m stretched length in all cases.

Short stretch compression bandage

For venous leg ulcers and lymphoedema.
Short stretch compression bandage
Product name Size Basic price
Actiban  8cm x 5m  316p 
10cm x 5m  340p 
12cm x 5m  413p 
Actico (cohesive)  10cm x 6m  315p 
Comprilan  6cm x 5m  263p 
8cm x 5m  310p 
10cm x 5m  333p 
12cm x 5m  405p 
Rosidal K  4cm x 5m  185p 
6cm x 5m  258p 
8cm x 5m  308p 
10cm x 5m  336p 
10cm x 10cm  585p 
12cm x 5m  408p 
Silkolan  8cm x 5m  315p 
10cm x 5m  356p 
Varex Short Stretch  10cm x 5m  333p 

Sub-compression wadding bandage

Sub-compression wadding bandage
Product name Size Basic price
Advasoft  10cm x 3.5m  39p 
Cellona Undercast Padding  5cm x 2.75cm  30p 
7.5cm x 2.75m  37p 
10cm x 2.75m  46p 
15cm x 2.75m  59p  
Flexi-Ban  10cm x 3.5m  47p 
K-Soft  10cm x 3.5m  42p 
Ortho-Band Plus  10cm x 3.5m  40p  
Profore #1 (100% natural fleece)  10cm x 3.5m  64p  
Softexe  10cm x 3.5m  61p 
SurePress Absorbent Padding  10cm x 3m  51p 
Ultra Soft Wadding Bandage  10cm x 3.5m  42p 
Velband Absorbent Padding Bandage  10cm x 4.5m  72p 

Unstretched length in all cases

Zinc paste bandages

Zinc paste bandage BP
Product name Size Basic price
Viscopaste PB7 (10%)  7.5cm x 6m  £3.37 

Zinc paste and coal tar bandage
Product name Size Basic price
Zinc paste and coal tar bandage BP  7.5cm x 6m  £3.34 
Zinc paste and ichthammol bandage BP
Product name Size Basic price
Ichthopaste (6/2%)  7.5cm x 6m  £3.40 

Publishing history

This set of articles is based on an earlier series, Dressings on the Drug Tariff, which ran from July 1997 to November 1998. The final edition was subdivided, with a separate Bandages on the Drug Tariff:

References

1. Prescription Pricing Authority, Department of Health. Drug Tariff. London: The Stationery Office, June 2004.




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