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Unsung Hero award winner, Shah Miah, discusses his experience of being an Apprentice at LPP

Unsung Hero award winner, Shah Miah, discusses his experience of being an Apprentice at LPP

Shahajan Miah completed his Business Administration Apprenticeship through the Trust’s Gateway Academy Apprenticeship programme in October 2017. He had been placed in the NHS London Procurement Partnership, hosted via Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust. He says:

09-01-18    Estates Facilities

First NHS Total Orthopaedic Solutions framework saves £6.5m

First NHS Total Orthopaedic Solutions framework saves £6.5m

The first framework to cover the procurement of all orthopaedic products, to be open to the NHS across England and Wales, and to be designed to encourage the use of small and medium sized suppliers, has delivered more than £6m for LPP members in its first year – and clinical engagement has been fundamental to getting savings at that level.

22-04-16    Medical Surgical Supply Chain

Working with partners to identify efficiency savings in PFI contracts

Working with partners to identify efficiency savings in PFI contracts

There are currently 24 operational PFI projects run by LPP members with a remaining unitary charge commitment of just under £17.7bn and a lifespan of up to 50 years, ending in 2050. The annual unitary charge for 2014/15 was £590m and for 2015/6 is £607m. In the current climate, with continued pressure on budgets, it is right that there should be a sustained focus on maximising efficiency savings from operational NHS PFI contracts. Without this focus there is a £17m cost pressure for our members before we have even started.

02-03-15    Estates Facilities

Voltage optimisation minimises energy costs

Voltage optimisation minimises energy costs

LPP’s Voltage Optimisation framework agreement provides a comprehensive and OJEU-compliant solution to tackling common power quality problems. Open to all public sector organisations, awarding contracts for voltage optimisation equipment helps minimise energy costs.

02-03-15    Estates Facilities

Complex procurements and unusual projects - LPP provides the final piece of the jigsaw

Complex procurements and unusual projects - LPP provides the final piece of the jigsaw

Increasingly, NHS organisations are taking advantage of LPP’s ability to provide additional services which add value to their procurements. These include undertaking complex, high profile procurements and consultancy assignments, often focussed on identifying and delivering business change in procurement leading to improvements in efficiency and reductions in third party expenditure.

02-03-15    Technology

Challenging the supply chain status quo

Challenging the supply chain status quo

Some £22bn is spent annually by the NHS on non-pay items, around £5bn of which relates to items used in clinical environments, much of which is managed as floor stock.

30-07-14    Medical Surgical Supply Chain

East Midlands Ambulance Service cuts waste costs by 25% and boosts zero to landfill

East Midlands Ambulance Service cuts waste costs by 25% and boosts zero to landfill

NHS London Procurement Partnership’s Waste Management framework, open to all public sector organisations across the UK, went live in November 2012, and has enabled NHS trusts to save an average of 25 per cent on waste management costs.

14-04-14    Estates Facilities

Trauma orthopaedics - do nothing and still save 9.7%, or change suppliers and save 35.5%

Trauma orthopaedics - do nothing and still save 9.7%, or change suppliers and save 35.5%

Proactive procurement and clinical engagement has seen savings from the Trauma Orthopaedic and Maxillofacial Implants, Accessories and Associated Consumables framework average more than 25 per cent for participating trusts.

25-03-14    Medical Surgical Supply Chain

Complex Soft FM contracts made faster, manageable and cost effective

Complex Soft FM contracts made faster, manageable and cost effective

Making complex Soft Facilities Management agreements faster, compliant and more manageable also brings savings, as South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust is discovering.

24-03-14    Estates Facilities

LPP ShareSave eRFQ saves King's £200k

LPP ShareSave eRFQ saves King's £200k

LPP’s Sharesave eRFQ simplifies procurement of small and off-contract spend, saving King’s £200,000 pa

04-03-14    Technology

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UCLH highlights the actions it took to manage and significantly reduce the use of agency staff.

In this video Richard Humble gives advice on how to employ locums safely and ensure they meet quality and safety standards.