The RCHT Procurement Team was shortlisted for its on-going work implementing Inventory Management across the Trust in support of the Scan4Safety initiative. The team was able to mark out the connection between good inventory management and the delivery of high class patient care, which they are sure played a major part in the team success at the awards.
James Leaver, Chief Procurement Officer explains,
“By managing our inventory more effectively, we have been able to show many benefits including improved stock availability at the point of care, reduced waste and, critically, the ability associate product to patient which assists with product recall and the reduction of risk.”
The nomination was made jointly with RCHT’s inventory management system provider, Ingenica Solutions, and saw off competition from both CEMEX UK and NHS England & Improvement in the category.
James added, “Just to be shortlisted out of so many thought leading companies in this space was an achievement in itself; to have won an award at such a prestigious international event is amazing! One of our ambitions in Procurement is to promote the excellent work happening at RCHT on the national stage, this success has certainly contributed to this vision.
“It is very important to recognise that many individuals across our hospitals have contributed to this particular success, including our clinical colleagues and the team who laid the foundations of Scan4Safety – it is truly an example of team effort. Ultimately though it is the way our Inventory Management Team carries out its day to day work in support of this programme – with quiet commitment, passion, and a smile on their face – which I am so proud of.”
Deputy Director of Finance, Adam Wheeldon said: “Building on the Scan4Safety investment, the team has made fantastic progress putting in a system and way of working that is at the heart of what are all aiming for in Finance and Procurement; working efficiently and to improve the quality of life of the patients and staff.” Well done team!