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NHS trusts to benefit from latest NHS Supply Chain deal with Elekta Ltd

Monday 9 May 2016

In collaboration with NHS trusts, the NHS Supply Chain Capital Solutions Team has been working with manufacturer Elekta Ltd on the latest National Commitment Deal for Linear Accelerators. The deal will bring the next generation of equipment to the NHS at the most competitive price.

The contract offers trusts a choice of three systems: the Elekta Synergy, the Versa HD Select, and the Versa HD. Structuring the deal in this way ensures a full range of treatment solutions are available to clinicians, including the capability to do stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT) and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS).

Andy Brown, Managing Director of NHS Supply Chain Capital Solutions said; “The Capital Team supports patient care by delivering the latest equipment at the best value. These systems are a key part of delivering world class cancer care and by using the Department of Health’s Capital Equipment fund to support the bulk procurement with Elekta Ltd, we have released greater value for trusts and savings back to the NHS.”

François Pointier, Senior Vice President, Region Europe and AFLAME at Elekta says: “This order comes on the tail of a recent study in the Green Journal, (Radiotherapy & Oncology) titled ‘Radiotherapy in Europe: An unmet need?’ Elekta is delighted to be part of the solution by supporting the NHS in their investment to address this situation and help improve the lives of patients with cancer in the UK.”

Elekta Ltd develops tools and treatment planning systems for radiation therapy, radiosurgery and brachytherapy, as well as workflow enhancing software systems across the spectrum of cancer care.

All of these system specifications have been modelled to ensure each Cancer Centre who takes advantage of this deal can work towards the strategic aims of the Independent Cancer Task Force.


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About NHS Supply Chain

All information in this press release is correct at the time of going to press.

NHS Supply Chain is operated by DHL and managed by the NHS Business Services Authority. It supports the National Health Service (NHS) and other healthcare organisations in England and Wales by providing end to end supply chain solutions.

The organisation was formed in 2006 from the NHS Logistics Authority and parts of the NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency (NHS PASA). The initial contract which was due to expire in October 2016 has been extended for a further two years until October 2018.

NHS Supply Chain is working closely with the NHSBSA, to build on the savings already achieved to deliver £300m of the opportunities for procurement efficiency savings as highlighted in Lord Carter’s interim report: Review of operational efficiency in NHS providers.

NHS Supply Chain manages the sourcing, delivery and supply of healthcare products and food for over 1,000 NHS trusts and healthcare organisations. It provides a single point of access to over 316,000 nationally available, transactable lines ranging from bandages to sutures, from gloves to implants, and surgical equipment. In addition, it can help you plan your investment in medical capital equipment such as MRI scanners, linear accelerators and patient monitors.

Its management of the procurement process negates an NHS organisation’s need to tender through the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU). Costs can also be reduced through its one-route solution that consolidates all products onto one invoice and delivery.

To ensure that its products are fit for today’s healthcare market, NHS Supply Chain works with suppliers of all sizes to ensure its range embraces high quality and innovative products; and engages with clinicians, the Department of Health and academic institutions to make sure that it is aware of the current requirements and latest developments in clinical practice.

NHS Supply Chain’s product areas include:
• Theatres
• Dental
• Audiology
• Catering, including food
• Infection control
• Orthopaedics
• Rehabilitation
• Capital equipment, including finance and maintenance.

Based in Alfreton, Derbyshire, UK, the business employs over 2,400 staff across seven sites.

Delivering value to the NHS