Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust Selects HealthTrust Europe as its GPO

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PRESS RELEASE

Birmingham, England – 23 August 2017 – HealthTrust Europe is delighted to announce that Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust has agreed to participate in HealthTrust Europe’s Group Purchasing Organisation (GPO).

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust is the UK’s fourth largest acute teaching NHS Trust, operating across three sites and serving a population of 2.5million people across the East Midlands. With over 1,700 beds and more than 15,000 staff, the Trust now has access to a range of clinically-led purchasing options that deliver high quality and clinically acceptable products including the HealthTrust Europe GPO model.

Tony Stanyard, Head of Procurement at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, said that, having a national reputation for specialist services, including stroke and neurosciences, they needed a range of purchasing options whose focus was ultimately on patient care.

“Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust is looking forward to working with HealthTrust Europe by using appropriate elements of their GPO project. As a member of the GPO, we will now be working alongside other healthcare providers to simplify procurement processes and drive price whilst maintaining the safety and quality of care our patients receive.”

Nanette Grant, Associate Vice President, GPO for HealthTrust Europe added that having Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust as a member of the GPO strengthens its clinical and procurement advisory boards, enabling HealthTrust Europe to continue to drive value in the market place.

“We’re thrilled to be welcoming Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust as a member to our GPO. The success of our patient-focused model is our ability to align and work with dedicated clinical and commercial leaders that use an evidence based approach when procuring products and services. This ensures we support our members in delivering the highest patient care to the communities in which they serve.”

Established in 2016 as the only national committed-model GPO in the UK, HealthTrust Europe takes 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 HealthTrust Europe deliver unparalleled value including double-digit saving opportunities for members.

To find out more information about GPO membership please contact the Customer Care Team on 0845 887 5000 or email customercare@htepg.com. Details can also be found here on the website.

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.