GEM5000_008_Head-On_Lite-Off_3We 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 contract incorporates the individual Trust needs for different results from each test. Meeting the clinical requirements while using the volumes of all the Trusts meant we are able to collaboratively achieve significant savings of £126,782 (ex VAT) per annum.

We would like to thank the participating Trusts and individuals involved for their support in reaching this point.

Participating Trusts are:

• Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust
• Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust
• Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust