PHARMACY PORTFOLIO

The Pharmacy team covers the procurement of Pharmaceuticals, Medical Gases, and Radiology Reporting Services. Specific areas of expertise include Pharmacy Robots, Outpatient Dispensing Services and more generally Managed Equipment Services. The team is integrated into the West Midlands Pharmaceutical Procurement Operational Group (PPOG) and the Strategic Group (PPSG), which discuss Medicines Optimisation, supplier issues and strategic procurement opportunities where contracts do not exist. The team is able to offer bespoke procurement activities for complex project areas such as Outpatient Pharmacy Services, Renal managed Services and Managed Equipment Services. All pricing and contracts are fully compliant with OJEU regulations with fixed term pricing and full contract management. More recently contracts have included additional discounts for committed spend or volume for customers who wish to make savings through standardisation or rationalisation in these categories.

PHARMACY PORTFOLIO

The Pharmacy team covers the procurement of Pharmaceuticals, Medical Gases, and Radiology Reporting Services. Specific areas of expertise include Pharmacy Robots, Outpatient Dispensing Services and more generally Managed Equipment Services. The team is integrated into the West Midlands Pharmaceutical Procurement Operational Group (PPOG) and the Strategic Group (PPSG), which discuss Medicines Optimisation, supplier issues and strategic procurement opportunities where contracts do not exist. The team is able to offer bespoke procurement activities for complex project areas such as Outpatient Pharmacy Services, Renal managed Services and Managed Equipment Services. All pricing and contracts are fully compliant with OJEU regulations with fixed term pricing and full contract management. More recently contracts have included additional discounts for committed spend or volume for customers who wish to make savings through standardisation or rationalisation in these categories.

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Aseptically Prepared Dose Banded Medicines

HealthTrust Europe’s Aseptically Prepared Dosebanded Medicines framework agreement offers a simple, compliant route to market for the procurement of a range of ready to use presentations primarily within the oncology treatment area. Dosebanding allows for the standardisation of chemotherapy medicines by grouping together a set of pre-defined ranges allowing for batch manufacturing in place of bespoke, driving efficiencies and reducing risk. 
 
The framework agreement offers over 20 molecules in varying dosebands from 3 market leading suppliers.
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Haemofiltration Equipment, Maintenance & Consumables

The framework agreement enables Trusts to procure haemofiltration consumables (fluids), equipment and maintenance either by direct award or through mini-competition. Awards made under the framework are made as “packages” that can be combinations of the framework elements i.e. consumables only or equipment only or equipment and consumables. Prices offered under the framework can be varied according to the volume of haemofiltration fluid that the Trust consumes and will commit to procure from the supplier under the framework.

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Intravesical Sodium Hyaluronate

The framework agreement for the supply of Intravesical Sodium Hyaluronate offers a simple, compliant route to market for the procurement of a range of Intravesical Sodium Hyaluronate products at competitive rates used by Urology departments for treatment of Interstitial Cysitis and Painful Bladder Syndrome. The framework is accessed via direct award and offers the Trusts uniform pricing and stability in supply.

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Liquid Medical Gases

HealthTrust Europe’s framework agreement for Liquid Medical Gases is for the supply, installation, commissioning and maintenance of liquid oxygen storage tanks, ancillary equipment and medical liquid oxygen. This OJEU compliant framework includes a robust set of contractual terms and conditions through which you can competitively source your liquid oxygen requirements.

 

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Medical Gases

The HealthTrust Europe (HTE) Medical Gases framework agreement is for the supply and rental of medical compressed gases in cylinders. Medical Gases and their associated equipment are widely used for treating patients in hospitals, at home, and by the emergency services. 

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Nuclear Medicine (FDG)

The framework agreement is for the supply of Fludeoxyglucose (18F) (INN), or fludeoxyglucose (F18) (USAN), also commonly called fluorodeoxyglucose and abbreviated [18F]FDG, 18F-FDG or FDG, is a radiopharmaceutical used in the medical imaging modality positron emission tomography (PET). Chemically, it is 2-deoxy-2-(18F)fluoro-D-glucose, a glucose analog, with the positron-emitting radioactive isotope fluorine-18 substituted for the normal hydroxyl group at the 2' position in the glucose molecule. The agreement also covers the following products 18F FLT; 18F FCH; 18F NAF; F18 FDG and F-Choline.

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Parenteral Nutrition

The framework agreement for the supply of Parenteral Nutrition offers a simple, compliant route to market for the procurement of a range of Parenteral Nutrition products at competitive rates. The framework covers the requirements for adult and paediatric parenteral nutrition and includes the supply of standard bags, neonatal bags, bags with additions, bespoke bags and bespoke formulary service. The framework is accessed via direct award and includes 6 specialist suppliers providing an enhanced range, as well as clinical knowledge and expertise across the Parenteral Nutrition category.

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Pharmacy Automation

The framework agreement is for the Supply of Pharmacy Robotics and Ward Based Automation. The framework agreemeent consists of two lots; Lot 1:Pharmacy Automation(direct award) and Lot 2: Ward Based Automation (Mini competition).

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Radiopharmaceuticals

The Radiopharmaceuticals framework agreement covers Radiopharmaceuticals Products/Kits and the Generators required by the Nuclear Medicine Department. The framework agreement also covers the patient specific doses that are made on behalf of the Trusts that do not have te ability to produce patient specific doses themselves. The framework is accessed via direct award and offers the Trusts uniform pricing, security of supply and economies of scale.

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Specific Immunoglobulins

The framework agreement for supply of Specific Immunoglobulins offers a simple, compliant route to market for the procurement for Anti-D Immunoglobulins at competitive rates. The product is available in the following presentations: 1500IU prefilled syringe (2 ml). The framework is accessed via direct award and offers the Trusts uniform pricing and stability in supply.

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Unlicensed Medicines

HealthTrust Europe’s Unlicensed Medicines framework offers a simple, compliant route to market for the procurement of a range of specialist Unlicensed medicine suppliers product portfolio at competitive prices, either by direct award or through the additional pricing mechanism. Prices offered under the framework can be varied through the additional pricing process conducted under the framework either by direct call-off arrangement or via a mini competition.

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Wholesaler Pharmaceuticals

The framework agreement for supply of Wholesaler Pharmaceuticals offers a simple compliant route to market for the procurement of a range of CMU pharmaceuticals including contracted and non- contracted lines eligible for a discount, for delivery to NHS Trusts, hospitals, GP surgeries and other healthcare facilities in the healthcare economy. The framework can be accessed via a direct award.

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X-Ray Contrast Media

The framework agreement covers X-Ray Contrast Media products including ionic contrast media, non-ionic contrast media, gadolinium based contrast media, barium products and other contrast media. The suppliers that have been awarded onto the framework can provide a comprehensive range of products. The suppliers will fully support any training requirements as well as auditing current usage with the view to rationalising spend down to 2 suppliers.