Helping your trust save, find out how

Capitalise on significant savings through bulk purchasing deals on capital equipment.

The need to purchase capital equipment in a coordinated and planned fashion to generate savings is greater than ever.

The DH Capital Equipment Fund, is a £300m fund which enables you to buy capital equipment in bulk, and maximise your buying power through price reductions within our existing capital frameworks.

This Fund ensures value for money in the planning, purchasing and maintenance of capital equipment, helping support you with a manageable risk profile.

Latest News

10 November 2015

£29.5m savings through the Department of Health Capital Equipment Fund

In 2011, the Public Accounts Committee and the National Audit Office both raised concerns regarding the NHS’s fragmented approach to buying/procuring high value capital equipment. With the NHS spending approximately £500m per year on capital equipment, the potential for savings was considerable.

How trusts are benefiting from these savings

The Funds performance to date

Results from April 2012 to March 2015

  • Committed £393m in bulk buys, working with 36 suppliers across 29 categories including CT, MRI and Linear Accelerators
  • £39m in total savings across 215 NHS trusts, purchasing 4,227 units
  • 123 deals (78 from the Imaging Framework)
  • £99m* committed in Radiotherapy, generating £9m* in additional savings, securing £86m* worth of orders.

All figures include VAT. *As of 28 February 2015.

About the Fund

The NHS has faced criticism from the Public Accounts Committee and the National Audit Office (NAO) about the way it buys capital equipment, in particular in a fragmented and uncoordinated fashion.

In response, the Department of Health (DH), the NHS Business Services Authority (NHS BSA) and NHS Supply Chain have developed a systematic and aggregated purchasing process for capital equipment, leading to the DH Capital Equipment Fund.

The Fund is managed by NHS Supply Chain, with DH and NHS BSA contributing to the strict governance and oversight process.

Find out how you can benefit

Contact your Capital Regional Account Manager today and find out how the Fund can help your trust save money.

Further information

Discover the truth behind the myths of the DH Capital Equipment Fund

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