eProcurement News

    Spend Analysis Contract Expiry

    Spend AnalysisOn 30th September 2016, the Spend Analysis contract with ABS expired. Trusts are facing ever increasing pressures to identify and realise savings and as a result several South West Trusts began to look at the market for spend analysis tools. A number of contributing Trusts had determined that the existing system was no longer fit for purpose and had moved to alternatives. This led to a decision not to renew the contract.

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    Productivity in NHS Hospitals

    Lord Carter of Coles’ review of efficiency in NHS hospitals has been published today. His report sets out how non-specialist acute Trusts can reduce unwarranted variation in productivity and efficiency across every area in the hospital to save the NHS £5billion each year by 2020 / 2021:

    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/productivity-in-nhs-hospitals

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    GS1 Demonstration Sites Announced

    Jeremy Hunt has announced that the following 6 Trusts have been selected as demonstration sites for the GS1 core enablers. These Trusts will receive  investment and support of the Department of Health, to allow them to implement GS1 best practice and show-case the benefits of the GS1 strategy to the rest of the NHS:

    SALISBURY NHS FOUNDATION TRUST
    DERBY TEACHING HOSPITALS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST
    NORTH TEES AND HARTLEPOOL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST
    PLYMOUTH HOSPITALS NHS TRUST
    ROYAL CORNWALL HOSPITALS NHS TRUST
    LEEDS TEACHING HOSPITALS NHS TRUST

    Congratulations to all of the above.

    https://www.gs1uk.org/our-industries/news/2016/01/25/jeremy-hunt-announces-gs1-demonstrator-sites-of-excellence

    Please read more about the GS1 Strategy here.

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    GS1 Demonstration Sites Short-listed

    The following 12 Trusts have been short-listed as potential demonstration sites for the GS1 core enablers and are now in the running to be selected as one of 6 Trusts that will be chosen to show-case the benefits of the GS1 strategy to the rest of the NHS:

    SALISBURY NHS FOUNDATION TRUST
    DERBY TEACHING HOSPITALS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST
    MAIDSTONE AND TUNBRIDGE WELLS NHS TRUST
    NORTH TEES AND HARTLEPOOL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS NHS FOUNDATION TRUST
    PORTSMOUTH HOSPITALS NHS TRUST
    BUCKINGHAMSHIRE HEALTHCARE NHS TRUST
    THE ROYAL WOLVERHAMPTON NHS TRUST
    WRIGHTINGTON, WIGAN AND LEIGH NHS FOUNDATION TRUST
    PLYMOUTH HOSPITALS NHS TRUST
    ROYAL CORNWALL HOSPITALS NHS TRUST
    LEEDS TEACHING HOSPITALS NHS TRUST

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    GS1 UK Healthcare Conference 2015

    gs1-uk-logoAs part of the training on offer from GS1 and the DH, the 2 day GS1 UK Healthcare Conference 2015 event for GS1 Leads and their delegates is being held at Holywell Park Conference Centre in Loughborough on 9th and 10th June. This training will assist GS1 Leads and senior managers in getting to grips with and implementing the eProcurement Strategy. It will give you direct exposure to GS1 Leads and programme managers from Trusts who are implementing elements of the GS1 Strategy and therefore is a great opportunity for all acute Trusts to build their knowledge of the strategy and how to get started with it.

    Please read more about the GS1 Strategy here.

    Updated 12th June 2015:

    Speaker presentations are available online now. Video coverage of each presentation are also available.

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