Equipment Utilisation Pilot Opportunity

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NHS Supply Chain are looking for a select number of trusts to become pilot sites for an exciting new initiative that we are running as part of our tower 7 strategy and wondered if this would be of interest to your members?


We have partnered with an established technology company to help NHS trusts identify efficiencies, maximise budgets and support better informed investment decisions in new medical equipment. We plan to do with through a small number of 12 month pilots that will provide data and insights to hospitals on how often they are using key categories of mobile medical equipment such as ultrasound and flexible endoscopy.


As you know, anecdotal evidence suggests that there are hundreds of equipment types with extremely low utilisation patterns. We plan to address this by providing credible data to trusts on utilisation frequencies. The aim is to then identify opportunities to reduce capital and operating costs and reduce equipment related case delays and cancellations.


The attached provides a detailed summary of the pilots.


Pilot overview and benefits

NHS Supply Chain