s part of Atlas’ provision of fully-managed healthcare facilities to the Trust, Atlas now oversees the purchasing of various consumables associated with medical equipment.
This is a new development for the Trust and will help deliver a more efficient procurement process, ensuring staff get the best products available at the best prices.
The new service, which went live this month will support the clinicians to standardise the equipment purchased, ensuring consistency across all sites. This will enable all staff to grow their knowledge of equipment no matter where they are based; maximising efficiency and making the most of the expertise of our staff.
Atlas, which celebrates its first-year trading in later this month, has contracted with the Lancashire Procurement Cluster partnership, made up of three Trusts (Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, East Lancashire NHS Trust and Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) to provide this new, more efficient service.
The harmonisation of the Trust’s processes will drive efficiency and improvement in the service provided to front line staff, leaving them increased time to focus on delivering their clinical duties.