Articles: In the News

Case Study – OPD Outsourcing

Imperial College Healthcare were seeking an external organisation to provide outpatients dispensing and retail pharmacy services for the Trust which would enable patient experience to be improved and efficiency savings to be realised. In addition, the Trust saw the opportunity to assist the Pharmacy staff in focusing on specialist inpatient medicines and discharge, and to improve the service quality of outpatients dispensing.

NOW AWARDED: Salary Sacrifice and Employee Benefits

HealthTrust Europe's new Salary Sacrifice and Employee Benefits framework agreement is now awarded. Offering your organisation OJEU compliant, free of charge access to a range of Salary Sacrifice options now including IT Equipment and Mobile phones amongst others, this agreement is available to be accessed by any UK public sector organisation.

Case Study – Payroll Services

South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust’s (“SWFT”) existing Payroll Service was managed through Electronic Staff Records (“ESR”) as part of the Arden Cluster arrangement on an outsourced model. Due to NHS organisational changes within the cluster the Trust made a business decision to review the provision of their Payroll Service.

IT Hardware Servers & Storage framework Lots now awarded

Lots 4 & 5 of HealthTrust Europe's IT Hardware framework agreement for Servers and Storage are now live. Offering best value and OJEU compliance, this agreement covers the full range of your IT Hardware requirements and is available to be accessed immediately and free of charge.

HealthTrust Europe launch spend dashboards for members

On 10th January, HealthTrust Europe members viewed a demonstration of the innovative new reports during the latest Heads of Procurement meeting. The launch was extremely positively received with excellent feedback.The new spend report functionality uses supplier management information to present back tailor-made dashboards to HealthTrust Members.

Case Study – Clinical Waste

A number of our Members within the North West region were participants in a previously negotiated agreement for clinical waste which was expiring in March 2013. As an active Member of HealthTrust Europe, Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust played an integral part in encouraging interest across the region for participation in a collaborative exercise to renew the current arrangement.

Free to Access Contracts

HealthTrust Europe has one of the most comprehensive and fastest growing offerings in health care procurement and supply-chain. Accessing a broad range of contracts has never been easier. Our expert buyers are fully trained in EU procurement law and always contract on this basis.

Office supplies contract

This framework agreement is available to HTE members and wider NHS and public sector organisations. The framework has been awarded in 2 lots: Lot 1 covers general office supplies, Lot 2 covers print and other products associated with EOS. If you wish to receive further information on how to access this contract, and uncover potential savings opportunities please follow the below link.

Childcare Vouchers – Salary Sacrifice framework

Childcare vouchers can be used for payment for all registered childcare including day nurseries, childminders, au pairs, out of school clubs and holiday clubs for children aged 0 to 16 years. These are available for up to a limit of £55 per week or £243 per month (as at April 2011) and are exempted from National Insurance Contributions for employers and exempted from tax and national insurance for employees.