Chelsea and Westminster and Royal Marsden Shared Procurement Service: Standardisation of wound care formulary
Standardising the wound care products used across six acute, three community and a mental health trust in North West London has yielded annual savings of £840,000 without impacting on quality.
A clinically-led selection process was used to decide which products to include, with up to 18 suppliers for each product area being reduced to one. The approach has also been adopted by the Central North West London Clinical Commissioning Group, so savings are being made on FP10 prescriptions.
The procurement was led by the Chelsea and Westminster and Royal Marsden Shared Procurement Service which used the buying power of the network to access discounts on cost – up to 18 per cent below the standard national pricing.
New training programmes are being rolled out to communicate the wound care formulary. Patients are now getting continuity in the products used when they are in hospital and after discharge – and, in some cases, the lower prices mean higher quality products are used than previously.
- Arden and GEM CSU with NHS England: Increasing access to Proton Beam Therapy treatment for NHS cancer patients – HIGHLY COMMENDED
- Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care Foundation Trust: Finance Improvement Team – HIGHLY COMMENDED
- Barts Health Trust: The Procurement Team and Ophthalmology: Improving patient care through value based procurement
- NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership and AdviseInc: Innovative use of AdviseInc’s Price Benchmarking solution helps deliver £1m of savings
- North Durham, DDES, HAST, Darlington, South Tees, Sunderland, Newcastle Gateshead, South Tyneside, North Tyneside and Northumberland CCGs: 10 CCG Joint Procurement of eConsultation Solution
- South Tees Hospitals FT: Resuscitation Department: Implementation of a central store of resuscitation consumables
- Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys FT: An innovative project using coaching methods to identify cash releasing efficiency savings
- The Shrewsbury and Telford Trust: Shropshire Healthcare Procurement Service: Procurement’s Lean Methodology Journey
Winners revealed for HSJ Value Awards 2019
- Currently reading
HSJ Value Awards 2019: Financial or procurement initiative of the year