Diagnostics & Theatres

The Diagnostics & Theatres team has 3 key areas of focus; Orthopaedics, Cardiology and Pathology.

The team has saved £8.8m in CRES and £9.9m in Cost Avoidance savings over the past 5 years and manages a contracted portfolio to the value of £48 million.

We are currently managing 2nd and 3rd generation contracts in all areas and offer commitment contracts managed through strong stakeholder networks and full engagement. The contracts have achieved financial savings as well as efficiencies through extensive standardisation and rationalisation of products and suppliers.

The team strategically manages its markets; supporting innovative ways of working and sharing good practice and knowledge with stakeholders.

As we look strategically at the future of procurement in these areas we are aware that demographics are changing and the demand for Orthopaedic implants and Cardiology surgery will increase in demand over the years, therefore we need to be prepared to meet these challenges; considering longevity of products and home monitoring of cardiology devices.

Pathology will see an increase in automation of disciplines that typically use manual methods of diagnosis; Microbiology and Histopathology.

Jo Rossiter MCIPS

Jo Rossiter MCIPS

Category Manager

07789 922859
Kathleen Dennis MCIPS

Kathleen Dennis MCIPS

Deputy Director of Procurement

07827 355005
Laura Gillson

Laura Gillson

Category Manager

07785 311957

Diagnostics & Theatres News

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The PPSA on behalf of its member Trusts and in conjunction with the Collaborative...


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Welcome Laura

Welcome to Laura Gillson, who has recently joined the team as a Category Manager within...

Another CIPS Pass for the PPSA

Well done to Chris Prestt, Category Buyer in the Diagnostic & Theatres team, on...

Cardiology…….. and the Beat Goes On……..Over £1.5m Savings

We have recently completed the annual price reviews for Cardiology.  As a Peninsula...

Half a Million Saved on New Pathology Managed Laboratory Service

In January 2015 the PPSA commenced a joint Pathology Managed Laboratory Service...

New Blood Gas Analyser Contract

We are pleased to report the successful award of the Blood Gas Analyser and Consumables...

The Beat Goes on ……..

£1,183,861 of CRES savings have been achieved following the successful award of the...

Arthroscopy Equipment & Associated Products

The Arthroscopy Equipment and Associated Products contract has been successfully awarded...

Arthroscopy Equipment & Consumables

On behalf of all Acute Member Trusts we have undertaken a tender process for Arthroscopy...

Review of Orthopaedic Elective Implant Activity

The PPSA, in collaboration with the Orthopaedic Directorate and the local procurement...

Radiology & Endoscopy

We have recently completed the latest annual review of Radiology and Endoscopy and have...

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