NHS trust saves £250,000 on goods and services

NHS trust saves £250,000 on goods and services

NHS trust saves £250,000 on goods and services

First published in Local

THE organisation providing NHS community and mental health services in Worcestershire had made savings of £250,000 without affecting patients.

Worcestershire Health and Care Trust’s procurement team was founded last year and has since saved more than £93,000 on printer cartridges and £46,000 on stationary.

Head of procurement Jeremy Pewton said: “The trust is really committed to saving money in a way which maintains quality of services and we have worked really hard to identify where we could getter better value for money for the things we buy.

“We have done this by restricting what we can purchase to those items which have been identified as being of best value.

“It’s not about doing things on the cheap but about ensuring the things we buy are offering real value for money which is what our local taxpayers would expect.”

The team are now working on a five-year strategy detailing where further savings can be made.

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1:53pm Fri 25 Jul 14

CJH says...

Sourcing products for the best prices? Well, it's nice to know, but isn't that their job?
Sourcing products for the best prices? Well, it's nice to know, but isn't that their job? CJH
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3:01pm Fri 25 Jul 14

jaihill says...

CJH wrote:
Sourcing products for the best prices? Well, it's nice to know, but isn't that their job?
In my opinion, I believe that this is showing great progress. There are a lot of trusts that are having some real issues maintaining their sourcing strategies and wasting money daily. From what I can see Worcestershire Health and Care are moving in the right direction. We also need to remember that as stated in the article, this is a new team that has been going for a year and £250,000 is a significant amount of money! This news can be used to help other trusts choose well when it comes to sourcing goods and services.
[quote][p][bold]CJH[/bold] wrote: Sourcing products for the best prices? Well, it's nice to know, but isn't that their job?[/p][/quote]In my opinion, I believe that this is showing great progress. There are a lot of trusts that are having some real issues maintaining their sourcing strategies and wasting money daily. From what I can see Worcestershire Health and Care are moving in the right direction. We also need to remember that as stated in the article, this is a new team that has been going for a year and £250,000 is a significant amount of money! This news can be used to help other trusts choose well when it comes to sourcing goods and services. jaihill
  • Score: 4

9:25pm Fri 25 Jul 14

New Kid on the Block says...

How much does it cost to run the procurement team?
If they were only founded last year who was doing this job before then and are we still paying them?
How much does it cost to run the procurement team? If they were only founded last year who was doing this job before then and are we still paying them? New Kid on the Block
  • Score: -5

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