Salisbury District Hospital Team Wins National Procurement Award

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The awards are highly sought after within the procurement and supply chain industry and reflect the work of the Salisbury team in providing an innovative and effective NHS service.

The department, which is responsible for managing all supplies to the hospital, from high volume gloves and bandages, to high cost implants has achieved the award in the Most Improved Procurement Operation – Step Change category. This recognises the work of the department in improving procurement processes that support patient care, provide good value for money and deliver significant savings for the hospital.

The department has also increased commercial income through a number of exciting and innovative new projects. A good example of this can be seen in the re-launch and promotion of the My Trusty range of moisturising creams, which is now competing successfully against some of the biggest brands in the business. They are also driving patient safety improvements across the hospital and leading the way for the wider NHS through the introduction of barcode technology, as part of an innovative programme, called Scan4Safety.

Rob Webb, Director of Procurement and Commercial Services said: “This is an outstanding achievement for Salisbury District Hospital and reflects the excellent work the team are doing to ensure we have good quality, safe and effective procurement systems in place. I’m proud of the team’s transformation. We are not only delivering significant savings, but are now seen as a driving force for innovative change in Salisbury, with practices used in other parts of the country.”

Patrick Butler, Head of Communications, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust. Tel: 01722 425170