Hospital Procurement Award

Recognising the NHS Trust that has delivered value for money and increased efficiency through smarter procurement practice. The winning trust will demonstrate the success of partnerships and collaborations to achieve procurement excellence and cost effectiveness.

2016 Winner: South West London Pathology

Hospital Procurement 2016 Winner: South West London Pathology

Through the joint venture that is South West London Pathology (SWLP), three trusts (Croydon Health Services NHS Trust, Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, and St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) have delivered a single, integrated, NHS-led pathology service which caters for 3.5 million people. An efficient procurement strategy has been the key enabler in creating an integrated pathology service across SWLP’s partner sites. Its 35-strong procurement team conducted rigorous assessments of potential partners, with each evaluation session took up to three days to complete. As a result of the time spent developing each partner agreement, the resulting contracts are air-tight, in turn minimising any risk to SWLP.

Commended
South Central and West Commissioning Support Unit
Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
NHS Property Services

2015 Winner:

Dartford & Gravesham NHS Trust and the London Procurement PartnershipThis years' winning project has delivered huge financial benefits, well in excess of the government's targets for PFI reviews. It focused on developing professional commercial skills and knowledge, and it has resulted in a 12 per cent annual saving on Soft Facilities Management services alone.

2015 Commended:

NHS Collaborative Procurement Partnership
Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust