£1,183,861 of CRES savings have been achieved following the successful award of the Pacemaker and ICD Peninsula contract for a 3 year primary period, from 1st April 2015 with an option to extend for a further 1 or 2 years.
The commitment contract is based on a multi supplier award to encompass all clinical requirements. The primary driver is Peninsula wide volume commitment and a once only approach to market, but also incorporates individual market share discount opportunities, so while there is a unified approach to the market there is still recognition at a local Trust level.
This is a third generation Peninsula contract and still the 10 participating Trusts and the market, have been able to collaboratively achieve significant savings whilst perhaps more importantly, maintaining clinical needs.
Success in projects such as this serve to reinforce our ability as a region to work together for the common good and we would like to take this opportunity to thank all the participating Trusts and individuals involved, for their support in reaching this point.