Barnsley Facilities Services Ltd (part of the Barnsley Hospital Group) has saved £38,000 with NHS Supply Chain.
The organisation worked with their dedicated NHS Supply Chain Account Manager to assess the feasibility of potential product variations and change the process for buying cleaning and hygiene products, including cloths, mops, detergents and paper hygiene goods. Together they identified both like for like products and potential alternatives.
As a result, the Trust realised savings of £38,000 as well as stream-lining their procurement route.
Paul Taylor, Senior Procurement Specialist at Barnsley Facilities Services, commented: “NHS Supply Chain were able to provide samples for us to review where products differed, which was very useful. Carrying out this piece of work and its successful result has encouraged us to further review our Direct Spend portfolio.”
Cleaning and hygiene products are part of the Hotel Services category within NHS Supply Chain, which also includes catering consumables and patient hygiene. Currently, £97.5 million is spent on this category, with a future anticipated spend of £137m.
NHS Supply Chain Customer Director Stephen Foulser commented: “NHS Supply Chain continues to work with trusts like Barnsley to ensure this often unseen but essential part of healthcare support provides value for money for local services.”