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2023 HCSA Award Winners

7 December 2023

On Wednesday evening (29 November) at Hilton Manchester, Deansgate, our teams won two prestigious HCSA Awards.

The annual HCSA Awards recognises best practice and supply chain excellence across the Healthcare Supply Association.

Winner of HCSA Logistics Excellence Award

Rachael Colley and team with HCSA Award

NHS Supply Chain: Diagnostics, Equipment and Services won the HCSA Logistics Excellence Award for their work on the National Lateral Flow Device project.

This project is a brilliant example of people in the NHS, with diverse backgrounds and expertise, coming together to highlight what national cross functional project working can achieve.

NHS Supply Chain, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) and NHS England regularly engaged on this project to ensure lateral flow devices were directly available to the NHS, free of charge.

The result was delivery of a successful project, within three months, mobilising the stock into NHS Supply Chain warehouses and enabling orders through the NHS Supply Chain Foundry system.. The savings on product cost alone equated to £2.96M, by utilising existing stock.

Winner of HCSA Clinical Procurement in Partnership Award

Khalid Shihadah and team at the HCSA Awards 2023

Our Orthopaedics team won the HCSA Clinical Procurement in Partnership Award for their collaboration with South Yorkshire ICS for their rationalisation project across Hip and Knee replacements used across the five NHS trusts. 

With the strain on elective recovery, a changing NHS landscape and a requirement for cost improvement all adding complications, the project secured best in class products as well as access to state of the art, innovative technology.

The project demonstrated true collaboration, highlighting the crucial parts played by: NHS procurement teams, our Clinical, Category and Customer Engagement Teams, and of course the clinicians from across the participating trusts, who’s needs are at the centre of the work we do.

This project established a single overarching contract and service level agreement, and converted an £800k forecasted cost pressure into a £1million saving on annual implant spend, representing a swing of £1.8million. Additional options which are ready to be adopted under these contracts are now also being considered by the end users to help drive efficiencies across their departments through a variety of Value Based solutions.