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.

2019 Winner

Medway NHS Foundation Trust - Inventory Management system
In April 2018 the Procurement Department secured a £307,000 investment over five years for Inventory Management system. Implementation and Roll out commenced in October 2018 and the system has been used to manage theatre, day case and ward stock inventory, comprising of over 7,000 products in 70 stock locations, all of which was previously managed manually by the materials management team. The system is cloud based and interfaces with all of the Trust’s current systems including NHS Supply Chain, Integra2 and GHX. Efficiency through automating the process has allowed Materials Management to take on more Wards and Clinical area’s within the Trust and a reduction in the trust’s stock holding from 66 days in 2017/2018 to 38 days in 2018/2019. Future developments include rolling out the system to Pharmacy and Catering.

Hospital Procurement Award 2019 Winner: Medway NHS Foundation Trust


Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust - Clinical Waste Containers
Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust - Inventory Management

2017 Winner

Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the national lead for haemostats and has worked with NHS Supply Chain to review the cost and quality of those it buys. The haemostats which were switched were the oxidised cellulose haemostatic fabric products. An average price saving of 65 per cent while maintaining high quality care was achieved, with this recommendation also driving savings in other trusts across the country. The Trust’s procurement and supplies team continue to lead the North East and became the first in the region to achieve NHS Standards of Procurement Level Two accreditation.

Hospital Procurement 2017 Winner: Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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.

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 Partnership
This 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