Diagnostics & Theatres News

Trauma, Extremities and Spine

The PPSA on behalf of its member Trusts and in conjunction with the Collaborative Procurement Partnership as the Category Tower 4 provider, has successfully agreed Trauma, Extremities and Spinal contractual commitment arrangements. This has secured: Added value and...

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The PPSA is the lead procurement specialist for the South 1 (Devon and Cornwall) Pathology Group initiated by NHS Improvement (NHS I) to ensure laboratories within regions work more collaboratively.  The PPSA heads up the Procurement Work Stream at the Peninsula...

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Welcome Laura

Welcome to Laura Gillson, who has recently joined the team as a Category Manager within the Diagnostics & Theatres Directorate After graduating from University, Laura pursued a career in the private sector, working as a Retail Buyer for The Range. There she gained...

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Another CIPS Pass for the PPSA

Well done to Chris Prestt, Category Buyer in the Diagnostic & Theatres team, on passing all his exams leading to him being fully qualified in CIPS.  Chris has juggled both work and studying at college to put in the many hours necessary to achieve his goal.

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New Blood Gas Analyser Contract

We are pleased to report the successful award of the Blood Gas Analyser and Consumables contract for a five year primary period with the option of a further 2 year extension. This is a first generation contract, based on 3 Trusts committing to using one supplier. The...

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The Beat Goes on ……..

£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...

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Arthroscopy Equipment & Associated Products

The Arthroscopy Equipment and Associated Products contract has been successfully awarded and is effective from February 1st 2015. It is a 3 year contract with the option to extend for a further 2 years. The contract provides the potential for member Trusts to review...

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Arthroscopy Equipment & Consumables

On behalf of all Acute Member Trusts we have undertaken a tender process for Arthroscopy equipment and all associated consumable related products. The process will result in a multiple supplier contract with additional benefits for individual Trust commitment. A...

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Review of Orthopaedic Elective Implant Activity

The PPSA, in collaboration with the Orthopaedic Directorate and the local procurement team at the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust along with the incumbent supplier, have undertaken a review of the Orthopaedic Elective Implant activity, the objective...

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Radiology & Endoscopy

We have recently completed the latest annual review of Radiology and Endoscopy and have identified further savings opportunities which will be investigated and realised over the coming few months.

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