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Clinical and procurement collaboration keeps hearts beating and saves £2.5m

Clinical and procurement collaboration keeps hearts beating and saves £2.5m

Engagement with and collaboration between senior clinical and procurement specialists is expected to save £2.5m over the year from October 2012 for NHS trusts, while ensuring clinicians get the products they need based on sound clinical evidence.

15-01-13    Medical Surgical Supply Chain

Topical negative pressure wound therapy equipment costs cut by up to 75%

Topical negative pressure wound therapy equipment costs cut by up to 75%

Proactive contract management by NHS London Procurement Partnership (in collaboration with South London Healthcare) has cut the rental cost of topical negative pressure wound therapy pumps by up to 75 per cent a day, and saved NHS trusts £1.83m in three years, by proactively encouraging competition in the market.

15-01-13    Medical Surgical Supply Chain

Commitment discounts and common sense in the supply chain save £8.4m for London's NHS

Commitment discounts and common sense in the supply chain save £8.4m for London's NHS

Over four years, £8.4m was saved by LPP members by bringing a common sense approach to procurement and leveraging the London NHS expenditure through NHS Supply Chain, aggregating demand to take advantage of commitment discount arrangements.

15-01-13    Medical Surgical Supply Chain

Identify priorities for medicines and collaborate, don't reinvent the wheel

Identify priorities for medicines and collaborate, don't reinvent the wheel

Sharing, collaborating and disseminating good practice in medicines use and procurement not only helps London's NHS manage limited resources more effectively, it also prevents trusts from individually reinventing the wheel – as a collaborative force, we do it once, do it well, and then do it again.

14-01-13    Pharmacy

Generic prescribing of immunosuppressant medicines contributes to QIPP programme

Generic prescribing of immunosuppressant medicines contributes to QIPP programme

When GPs prescribe a medicine by brand name the pharmacist can dispense only that brand. The price of branded medicines is fixed until the original patent expires, when other manufacturers are free to introduce their own “generic” equivalents and compete on price.

14-01-13    Pharmacy

Improving IT efficiency and performance through benchmarking

Improving IT efficiency and performance through benchmarking

Two London trusts used NHS London Procurement Partnership expertise to procure an IT benchmarking review which ultimately concluded that the trusts were more efficient than they had recognised, and considerably more efficient than the outsourcing alternatives they had had under consideration.

17-12-12    Technology

Payroll, HR Administration and Transactional Recruitment Services framework puts two trusts on road to £2m savings

Payroll, HR Administration and Transactional Recruitment Services framework puts two trusts on road to £2m savings

In response to Department of Health and CIPFA reports into the savings potential of improving back office efficiency, NHS London Procurement Partnership (LPP) has created a flexible framework which enables NHS trusts to realise those benefits – and two trusts are already on the road to saving £2m.

01-12-12    Professional Services

Conference 2015 Video

Lord Carter of Coles keynote presentation 2nd March 2015:

Videos

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.