Summary ● How We Helped ● Delivered Results
Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust employs around 7,500 staff and provides local hospital services to some 500,000 people living in Southampton and South West Hampshire. It also provides specialist services such as neurosciences, cardiac services and children's intensive care to more than 3 million people in central southern England and the Channel Islands.
How We Helped
As a major regional orthopaedic centre, the Trust has significant expenditure on orthopaedic implants. Incumbent hard-pressed procurement staff had been struggling for some time to finalise a major orthopaedic tender but had become somewhat bogged down in the mass of data and clinical preference issues.
Phillips Consulting specialists were engaged to support and train the incumbent staff and bring the tender to fruition, including direct negotiations with both clinical staff and suppliers.
In just 10 man/days (spread over 3 months) the tender was finalised and contracts awarded that saved the trust more than £300,000 per annum.