South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust Selects HealthTrust Europe as its GPO

Birmingham, England – 21st June 2017 – HealthTrust Europe (HTE) is thrilled to announce that it was selected by South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust to be its exclusive national Group Purchasing Organisation (GPO), establishing a partnership approach to strengthening provider performance and clinical excellence.

South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust (SWFT) is an integrated organisation, providing acute and community NHS health services across Warwickshire, serving a population of half a million people. The Trust provides services from four hospitals in Warwick, Leamington Spa, Stratford and Shipston-on-Stour, as well as delivering community services from a number of sites across Warwickshire and Coventry. With 350 beds covering a range of acute specialisms, the Trust now has access to clinically-led contracts that deliver high quality products and unparalleled value through the GPO model.

Ruth Allen, Head of Procurement at South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust said; “I am really pleased that we will be working closely with HealthTrust Europe. As an NHS organisation it is important that we can secure the best procurement deals possible without impacting on patient care. As a member of the Group Purchasing Organisation we will be able to work collaboratively to drive price, quality and efficiencies.”

Nanette Grant, Associate Vice President, GPO for HealthTrust Europe commented that having South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust as a member of HealthTrust Europe’s GPO strengthens the patient-focused model in procuring products and services through its clinical and procurement advisory boards.

“I’m delighted that South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust has joined our Group Purchasing Organisation. This innovative and forward thinking Foundation Trust will enhance our well-established member-led advisory boards that govern all our contract decisions.”

Established in 2016 as the only national committed-model GPO in the UK, HTE take clinical and commercial requirements to market on behalf of its members, undertaking procurement activities aimed at obtaining the highest quality products and services at the best price for healthcare providers.  GPO contracts launched by HTE deliver unparalleled value including double-digit saving opportunities for its members.


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HealthTrust Europe LLP is a Limited Liability Partnership registered in England and Wales Registered number: OC358224 Registered office: 242 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 6JL

About HealthTrust Europe
HealthTrust Europe is committed to strengthening provider performance and clinical excellence through an aligned membership model, and the delivery of total spend management advisory solutions that leverage our operator experience, scale and innovation. HealthTrust Europe operates as the UK arm of HealthTrust, one of the largest group purchasing organisations in the United States who partners with over 1600 hospitals globally, manages $30 billion dollars of contracted spend, and delivers double-digit savings consistently better than any other purchasing alliance. As part of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), a leading international healthcare organisation, HealthTrust Europe is committed to supporting the delivery of high-quality, cost-effective care in the communities we serve.

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