Extraordinary People – Extra mile COVID Team (non-clinical) award
The PPSA is delighted to have received an Extraordinary People award from the Royal Devon & Exeter in recognition of the procurement work carried out as part of the Exeter Nightingale project. Our nomination is shown below: ''In the midst of the Pandemic. The...
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...
The current Picture Archiving Communication System (PACS) contract with Insignia Medical Systems is due to expire in June 2020. This is a collaborative agreement for the 5 Acute Trusts within Devon and Cornwall. Due to the way PACS integrates with other systems in...
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...
Enteral Feeds – Hospital & Home Delivery Services – Dorset, Somerset, Devon & Cornwall
The PPSA is working closely with both Nutricia and Fresenius Kabi during the outbreak of Covid-19 to ensure that service to homecare patients is maintained. Contingency plans have been activated and regular communication with the suppliers and stakeholders is taking...
The PPSA are delighted to award their Pharmacy Services – Over Labelling Contract to QMed and Huddersfield Pharmacy Specials. The contract is split into 2 Lots and covers both ambient and cold store medicines. The contract has 250 products for 9 NHS Trusts across...
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...
Goodbye & Good Luck
The team said a fond farewell to Director, Mark Gronow, as he moved to pastures new at the beginning of 2018. Mark has taken up the role of Regional Head of Procurement (South) with NHS Improvement. Having joined the PPSA as a Senior Category Manager in 2010 and...
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.
Cardiology…….. and the Beat Goes On……..Over £1.5m Savings
We have recently completed the annual price reviews for Cardiology. As a Peninsula working collaboratively we have been able to achieve cash releasing savings of £1.53 million inc VAT (£830,000 for ICDs and Pacemakers and a further £700,000 for Interventional...
42 Years Working in the NHS
Sadly, we have had to say goodbye to Andrew Stilliard, Category Manager, who has retired from the NHS after 42 years working within Procurement, with 17 of those years being in the PPSA. Many patients may not know the contribution Andrew made to their care from the...
Half a Million Saved on New Pathology Managed Laboratory Service
In January 2015 the PPSA commenced a joint Pathology Managed Laboratory Service procurement process for Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust. The current Managed Equipment Service contract had been in place since April...
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