WINNER: GRI UK and The Bristol, Weston and Bath Partnership Project (BNSSG): Collaboration in Procurement

To address challenges regarding collective non-permanent recruitment, BNSSG partnered with GRI to control expenditure, create one point of contact for booking agency staff and achieve a future proof model.

Results of the partnership include reducing off-framework fill rate from 29 per cent to 18 per cent and cost savings of over £2.5m.


  • GHX UK and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation TrustSmartTogether Procurement Shared Service
  • GHX UK and Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust: GS1 and Scan4Safety project
  • Ingenica Solutions and Taunton and Somerset FT: Improved data driving better procurement
  • Liaison: Booking Rate Index for NHS Directors
  • North of England Commissioning Support and NHS England North

For all enquiries with regards to the Partnerships Awards please contact Chris Edwards, Awards Director, HSJ