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Polyurethane Foam Dressing BP

This article includes all the polyurethane dressings included in the Drug Tariff [1]. Proprietary names are included for convenience. Prices given are per individually packed sterile item, unless otherwise stated.

Dimensions in centimetres.

Polyurethane Foam Dressing BP

For light to medium exuding wounds. These dressings are not ideal for dry superficial wounds. The dressings should be secured at the edge with adhesive tape, but not covered by occlusive tape or film. A secondary dressing is not required.

Product

Size

price

Lyofoam 

7.5cm x 7.5cm 

£1.05

10cm x 10cm 

£1.20

17.5cm x 10cm 

£1.94

20cm x 15cm 

£2.61

Polyurethane Foam Film Dressing

With adhesive border, for light to medium exuding wounds

These dressings are not ideal for dry superficial wounds.

Product

Shape

Size

Contact pad

Border

price

Tielle 

square 

11 x 11

7 x 7

2

2.38

15 x 15

11 x 11

2

3.89

18 x 18

14 x 14

2

4.95

rectangular 

7 x 9

3 x 5

2

1.28

15 x 20

11 x 16

2

4.87

Tielle Sacrum 

square 

18 x 18

12 x 10

3-5

3.60

 all dimensions in centimetres.

Without Adhesive Border, for Lightly to Medium Exuding Wounds

Product

Shape

Size

Price

Allevyn Lite 

square 

5cm x 5cm 

1.06

10cm x 10cm 

1.93

rectangular 

10cm x 20cm 

3.31

15cm x 20cm 

4.13

Allevyn Thin
(Adhesive) 

square 

10cm x 10cm 

2.03

15cm x 15cm 

3.35

rectangular 

5cm x 6cm 

1.00

15cm x 20cm 

4.06

Flexipore
(adhesive) 

square 

10cm x 10cm 

1.74

20cm x 20cm 

5.06

rectangular 

6cm x 7cm 

0.94

10cm x 30cm 

3.63

15cm x 20cm 

3.70

Lyofoam Extra
(non adhesive) 

square 

10cm x 10cm 

2.08

rectangular 

10cm x 17.5cm 

3.52

15cm x 20cm 

4.56

PolyMem Tube 7cm x 7cm £1.70
9cm x 9cm £2.15

Transorbent
(adhesive) 

square 

10cm x 10cm 

1.90

15cm x 15cm 

3.50

20cm x 20cm 

5.59

rectangular 

5cm x 7cm 

1.01

With Adhesive Border, for Lightly to Non-Exuding Wounds

Product Shape Contact pad Border Size Price
Advazorb Border
Rectangular2.5 x 5.51.75-2.256 x 10£1.10
 4 x 828 x 12£1.90
PolyMem
square5 x 52.5 x 2.51.25 £0.50
Tielle Lite square  11 x 11 7 x 7 2 2.28
rectangular  7 x 9 3 x 5 2 1.21
8 x 15 4 x 11 2 2.81
8 x 20 4 x 16 2 2.97

With Adhesive Border, for Moderate to Heavily Exuding Wounds

Product

Shape

Size

Contact pad

Border

Price

ActivHeal Foam Adhesive

square 

7.5 x 7.5 5 x 5 1.25 £1.18

10 x 10

6.25 x 6.25

1.875

1.60

12.5 x 12.5 7.5 x 7.52.5 £1.68

15 x 15

11 x 11

2

2.15

20 x 20

13.5 x 13.5

3

4.42

Allevyn
Adhesive 

square 

7.5 x 7.5

5 x 5

1.25

1.43

10 x 10

7.5 x 7.5

1.25

2.10

12.5 x 12.5

10 x 10

1.25

2.57

17.5 x 17.5

15 x 1.5

1.25

5.07

22.5 x 22.5

20 x 20

1.25

7.38

rect. 

12.5 x 22.5

10 x 20

4.00

sacral
(shaped) 

17 x 17

13 x 13

3.80

22 x 22

18 x 18.5 

5.47

Allevyn
Plus
Adhesive 

square 

12.5 x 12.5

10 x 10 

1.25 

3.16

17.5 x 17.5

15 x 15 

1.25 

6.10

rect.

12.5 x 22.5 

10 x 20 

5.60

sacral
(shaped) 

17 x 17 

13 x 13 

4.61

22 x 22 

18 x 18 

6.67

Biatain
Adhesive 

square 

10 x 10 

diam 6cm 

irreg 

1.65

12 x 12 

8 x 8 

2.41

18 x 18 

13 x 13 

2.5 

4.86

sacral 

23 x 23 

13 x 13  

4.16

heel 

19 x 20 

12 x 13 

3.5 

4.85

contour 

17 diam 

8 diam 

irreg 

4.67

rect. 18 x 2810cm x 204 £7.20

Biatain
Silicone 

square

7.5 x 7.5

4 x 4

1.75 

£1.41

10 x 10 6 x 6 2 £2.27
12.5 x 12.5 8 x 8 2.25 £2.90
15 x 15 10 x 10 2.5 £3.98
17.5 x 17.5 12.5 x 12.5 2.5 £5.49
Copa Island

square 

10 x 105 x 52.5£1.51
15 x 1510 x 102.5£2.84
20 x 2015 x 152.5£5.36

PermaFoam 

Concave

16.5 x 18 10.5 x 12 3cm £3.82
Sacral18 x 18 11 x 9.5 3-4.25 £3.14
22 x 22 14.5 x 12.53.75-4.75 £3.61

PermaFoam
Comfort 

square 

8 x 8
3.5 x 3.52.25cm £1.06

11 x 11 

6 x 6 

2.5 

2.02

15 x 15 

10 x 10 

2.5 

3.29

20 x 20 

14 x 14 

4.78

rect. 

10 x 20 

5 x 14 

2.5-3 

3.18

PolyMemSquare15 x 159 x 93cm £2.84
rect.10 x 135 x 82.5cm £2.11
Oval5 x 7.62.5 x 5irreg £1.12
8.8 x 12.75 x 7.6irreg £1.99
16.5 x 20.910.1 x 14.6 irreg £6.54
Sacral18.4 x 2011.4 x 123.5-4 £4.39

Tegaderm
Foam
Adhesive

square 

14.3 x 14.3

10 x 10 

3.44

oval 

6.9 x 7.6 3.1 x 3.8 0.35 £1.42

10 x 11

6 x 7.6 

1.7-2 

2.33

14 x 15

10 x 11 

4.12

19 x 22.2

14 x 17.1 

2.5 

6.76

circular - heel

14 x 14

7.6 x 7.6 

3.2 

4.14

Soft cloth border 6.9 x 6.9 2.5 x 2.5 0.95 £1.66

Tielle
Plus

square 

11 x 11

7 x 7 

2.63

15 x 15 

11 x 11 

4.30

rect. 

15 x 20 

11 x 16 

5.39

sacral 

15 x 15 

7.2 x 10 

2.5-5.3 

3.13

Heel20 x 26.514.5 x 14.5irreg £4.45

Trufoam 

square 

11 x 11 

7 x 7 

2.18

15 x 15 

11 x 11 

3.64

rect. 

7 x 9 

3 x 5 

1.14

15 x 20 

11 x 15 

2.5 

4.57

Without Adhesive Border, for Moderate to Heavily Exuding Wounds

Product

Shape

Size

Price

ActivHeal 

 

Heel

18cm x 12cm £3.48
square 
5cm x 5cm £0.73

10cm x 10cm 

1.11

20cm x 20cm £3.85
Rectangular 10cm x 17.8cm £2.30

Advazorb Plus

 

square 

10cm x 10cm£1.08

15cm x 15cm

2.10

20cm x 20cm£3.75
Rectangular
5cm x 7.5cm£0.70

Allevyn
Compression 

square 

10cm x 10cm 

2.43

15cm x 15cm 

4.12

rectangular 

5cm x 6cm 

1.18

15cm x 20cm 

4.62

Allevyn
Non-Adhesive 

square 

5cm x 5cm 

1.21

10cm x 10cm 

2.40

20cm x 20cm 

6.44

rectangular 

10cm x 20cm 

3.86

heel (cup shape) 

10.5cm x 13.5cm 

4.81

Askina Foam
Square10cm x 10cm £2.10
20cm x 20cm
£5.53
Rectangular
10cm x 20cm £3.31
Askina Heel
Heel12cm x 20cm £4.48

Biatain-ibu
Non-Adhesive 


square

15cm x15cm £4.40

20cm x20cm  

8.34

rectangular

5cm x 7cm 

£1.62

10cm x 12cm 

3.12

10cm x 22.5cm 

£4.91

Biatain-ibu
Soft-Hold
square

15cm x 15cm 

4.91

rectangular

10cm x 12cm

3.12

10cm x 22.5cm £4.91
Biatain
Non-Adhesive 

square 

10cm x 10cm 

2.24

15cm x 15cm 

4.13

20cm x 20cm 

6.13

Rectangular
5cm x 7cm £1.23
10cm x 20cm £3.70

Biatain
Soft Hold
Dressing

square 

10cm x 10cm 

2.44

15cm x 15cm 

4.05

Rectangular
5cm x 7cm £1.22
10cm x 20cm £3.70
CopaSquare5cm x 5cm£0.70
7.5cm x 7.5cm£1.19
10cm x 10cm£1.04
12.5cm x 12.5cm£1.77
15cm x 15cm£2.55
20cm x 20cm£2.95
Fenestrated8.5cm x 7.5cm£0.89
Rectangular 10cm x 20cm£2.01
Copa Plus
Square5cm x 5cm£0.80
7.5cm x 7.5cm£1.39
10cm x 10cm£1.44
15cm x 15cm£3.32
20cm x 20cm£3.96
fenestrated8.5cm x 7.5cm £1.22
Rectangular10cm x 20cm£2.64
Kendall AMD Antimicrobial foam dressing

square

5cm x 5cm £2.45
10cm x 10cm £4.62
15cm x 15cm £8.75
20cm x 20cm £12.82

rectangular

8.8cm x 7.5cm (fenestrated) £4.15
10cm x 20cm £8.75
Kendall AMD Antimicrobial Plus foam dressing

Square 10cm x 10cm £4.85
Rectangular 8.8cm x 7.5cm (fenestrated) £4.35

Kerraboot 

boot shaped

extra small (Clear)

14.54

extra small (White)

14.54

small (Clear)

14.83

small (White)

14.83

large (Clear)

14.83

large (White)

14.83

extra large (Clear)

14.54

extra large (White)

14.54

Kerraheel Heel 12cm x 20cm £4.40

PermaFoam

Circular
6cm diameter £1.04

fenestrated

8cm x 8cm
£1.19
square 

10cm x 10cm 

2.02

15cm x 15cm 

3.82

20cm x 20cm 

5.84

rectangular 10cm x 20cm  3.45

PolyMem

square 

8cm x 8cm 

1.54

10cm x 10cm 

2.39

13cm x 13cm 

3.99

rectangular 

17cm x 19cm 

5.90

roll

10cm x 61cm 

12.70

20cm x 60cm 

£30.55

PolyMem Max

square

11cm x 11cm 

£2.88

20cm x 20cm 

11.55

Tegaderm Foam

fenestrated

8.9cm x 8.9cm 

2.17

square 

10cm x 10cm 

2.13

 

20cm x 20cm 

5.76

rectangular 

10cm x 20cm 

3.61

rectangular 

10cm x 60cm 

12.19

Tielle Xtra
Square

11cm x 11cm 

£2.24

15cm x 15cm £3.37
Rectangular
15cm x 20cm £5.51

Trufoam NA 

square 

5cm x 5cm 

1.09

10cm x 10cm 

2.07

15cm x 15cm 

3.81

Polyurethane Matrix Dressing Without Adhesive Border

For lightly to medium exuding wounds.

Product

Shape

Size

Price

Cutinova Hydro 

square 

10cm x 10cm 

2.40

rectangular 

5cm x 6cm 

1.19

15cm x 20cm 

5.07

 

References

1. Prescription Pricing Authority, Department of Health. Drug Tariff. London: The Stationery Office, June 2011.

Article Updated: June 2011

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