Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Selects HealthTrust Europe as its GPO

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PRESS RELEASE

Birmingham, England – 20 July 2017 – HealthTrust Europe (HTE) is delighted to announce that it was selected by Kettering General NHS Foundation Trust to be its exclusive national Group Purchasing Organisation (GPO).

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (KGH) is part of the Northamptonshire STP and provides general acute services to over 300,000 people in North Northamptonshire. The Trust has over 600 beds covering a range of acute specialisms as well as operating outpatient clinics in Corby, Wellingborough and Rushden.

As a member of HealthTrust Europe, the Trust now has access to clinically-driven contracts that deliver high quality products and unparalleled value through the GPO model.

Derek Handley, Head of Procurement at Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust said; “The GPO model that HealthTrust Europe operates enables our Trust to work collaboratively with other NHS organisations and drive value across our facilities. Having the support of a dedicated account manager and a clinical team at HealthTrust Europe, I am confident that we will be effective in reducing our costs whilst delivering excellent patient care.”

Nanette Grant, Associate Vice President, GPO for HealthTrust Europe added that welcoming Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust will bring fresh ideas and a new perspective that will enhance the member Advisory Boards that govern all contract decisions.

“On behalf of HealthTrust Europe, I am looking forward to working with our new GPO member, Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Following the Procurement Partnership Board in June which Kettering was a part of, I’m excited to see the strengthened group discussions and decision making at our Advisory Boards.

“As an exclusive GPO member, they will have an active role on both our clinical and procurement Advisory Boards which will strengthen the performance of our providers.”

Established in 2016 as the only national committed-model GPO in the UK, HTE take clinical and commercial requirements to market on behalf of its members, undertaking procurement activities aimed at obtaining the highest quality products and services at the best price for healthcare providers.

GPO contracts launched by HTE deliver unparalleled value including double-digit saving opportunities for its members.

ENDS

For further media information please contact:

Sarah-Jayne Butcher +44 (0)7717 301 913 sarah-jayne.butcher@htepg.com

About HealthTrust Europe

HealthTrust Europe is committed to strengthening provider performance and clinical excellence through an aligned membership model, and the delivery of total spend management advisory solutions that leverage our operator experience, scale and innovation.

HealthTrust Europe operates as the UK arm of HealthTrust, one of the largest group purchasing organisations in the United States who partners with over 1600 hospitals globally, manages $30 billion dollars of contracted spend, and delivers double-digit savings consistently better than any other purchasing alliance. As part of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), a leading international healthcare organisation, HealthTrust Europe is committed to supporting the delivery of high-quality, cost-effective care in the communities we serve.

For more information, visit http://www.healthtrusteurope.com