Case study – Procurement Cost Reduction in the NHS
- An NHS Trust employing 5,000 staff providing a range of acute and community based services to 380,000 people.
- Under financial pressure to improve financial position, commenced an ambitious initiative to drive a £3m reduction in non-pay expenditure
- £55m targeted from a possible £70m of non-pay expenditure
- Initial Spend Analysis & Opportunity Assessment identified and planned a 12 month programme to deliver £3m savings
- More than 114 individual sourcing projects across 25 categories – clinical, non-clinical, estates & facilities and IT
- Variety of sourcing and procurement strategies used – from national frameworks, mini-comps to large scale OJEU tenders
Total saving of £3.3m delivered
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- Managed supplier interaction through a dedicated Product Change Programme brought supplier-led product innovation delivering cost reduction and improved patient outcomes.
- Transformed procurement from an administrative, compliance focussed, back-office unit to an efficient operation, involved in all non-pay and capital expenditure decisions. HSJ Award Finalist