Project Aims

To deliver savings by reviewing demand for goods and services across the seven Trusts and using different procurement levers, depending on the supplier market, to achieve best value.

Benefits

  • Delivering savings which would be retained by each Trust for reinvestment in patient care
  • Standardising product usage across the region
  • Reducing costs by committing future demand to suppliers

Key achievements

  • Over £1m savings have been made through joint procurement exercises and standardising products across the member trusts (including: Medical Pulp £100k, Tissue Adhesives £90k, Film Dressings £310k, syringes and Needles £220k)
  • A clinically led procurement of surgical gloves has resulted in £320k savings for the Trusts
  • A single clinical governance structure for all procurement activity is operated
  • A single standard E-Tendering solution for the region has been purchased and is being rolled out

Progress on current projects – March 2017

  • A joint working togegther work plan for 2017/18 is in development, it includes: mobile phones, linen and laundry, dental consumables, advanced wound-care. The workplan will be available here once finalised

Project Team

  • Sir Andrew Cash – Chief Executive Sponsor (Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust)
  • Paul Ralston – Procurement Lead
  • Andy Baker – Procurement Support