To join the HBSA as a Wig Supplier please fill in the New Membership Form 2018 which must be returned. You will then receive a pro-rata invoice up until 31st December.
Wig Suppliers must also fill in the Wig Supplier Code of Practice 2018 which must be signed and returned. Continued annual membership will be required as part of the NHS agreement.
The cost of membership for one year if you are a wig supplier is £250 + VAT.
Please note that membership runs from 1st January to 31st December each year. If you join the Association mid-year you will be charged a pro-rata fee until the 31st December of that year. You will then have the option to renew your membership for the whole of the following calendar year.
The Wig Supplier Code of Practice 2018 has been developed to ensure that customers and clients are receiving great quality products, coupled with excellent levels of service.
There are four main principals which form the foundation of the Wig Supplier Code of Practice:
- The provision and maintenance of high quality products, high standards of service and care in the delivery of wig products and related services
- To offer peace of mind to the NHS Supply Chain that HBSA Wig Supplier Members have signed up to and will follow the HBSA’s Wig Supplier Code of Practice
- The commitment to ensuring the well being, safety and confidentiality of end clients who may be vulnerable
- The commitment by all Members to work together to ensure that supplying wigs is regarded as a trustworthy, open and honest profession by the public and wider medical professions
Many end users will be supplied their wig through an NHS hospital or trust. Often a wig will be supplied for medical reasons such as hair loss from cancer treatment or from another form of hair loss such as alopecia. Members of the HBSA who supply and fit wigs tend to be very experienced in supplying a full service whatever your needs.
The NHS Supply Chain manage a tender agreement which lasts for two years. Please be aware that on occassion, this agreement may be extended up to a maximum of 24 months. If the tender process is successful, the wig supplier will be recognised as an official supplier to the NHS Supply Chain and your details will be available for all the NHS Trusts and Hospitals in the UK.
The NHS Supply Chain and the HBSA share common goals to ensure high levels of service and the supply of excellent quality products. Therefore, we have agreed that all wig suppliers who wish to supply NHS Hospitals and Trusts as part of the official Supply Chain agreement, will need to be members of the HBSA and to sign up to and adhere to the Wig Supplier Code of Practice 2018
An alphabetical list of Wig Supplier Members can be found if you click here. (Scroll down the page and use the arrow to go to the next page).
For any questions or for further information please contact Mike Patey (HBSA General Manager) directly by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 0845 519 3258.