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Benefits of Membership

Aggregated Collaborative Procurement

The Hub offers:

  • A regional procurement work plan focused on delivering quality products and services at the lowest available price.
  • Cash releasing savings opportunities.
  • Market management and category specialisms in key clinical/non-clinical spend areas.
  • Regional stakeholder group management.

 

Contract Management

The Hub offers:

  • On going contract management and benefits realisation.
  • Development of key supplier relationships and market management.
  • Continued benefits realisation.

 

Pharmacy

The Hub offers:

  • A dedicated pharmacy team to work on an agreed pharmacy work plan with all East of England NHS organisations and in conjunction with existing pharmacy networks.
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Clinical Procurement Support

The Hub offers:

  • A dedicated Clinical Team focused on supporting the development, award, implementation and uptake of contracts at Trust and regional level.
  • Provision of bespoke product evaluation solutions and clinical implementation plans.
  • Support for national priorities which aim to reduce clinical risk, support innovation and new technology and deliver best outcomes for patients and staff.

 

Commissioning Support

The Hub offers:

  • A dedicated procurement resource available to support commissioning groups and charged on a day rate.
  • Support for Purchased Healthcare procurement projects.
  • Skills and competencies support.

 

Engagement and Stakeholder Management

The Hub offers:

  • A link to a range of NHS organisations by leading and supporting project stakeholder groups.
  • Engagement strategies to maximise input and outcomes for procurement projects.
  • Links to the Department of Health, NHS
  • NHS Supply Chain, Crown Commercial Service and other national organisations enabling input into national projects.
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Training and Education

The Hub offers:

  • Access to specialist seminars and procurement training for Trust teams on a range of subjects.

Guidance and Advice

The Hub offers:

  • General help and guidance on procurement policies, processes and organisation.
  • Specific advice on procurement, legal and commercial issues.
  • Specialist clinical procurement advice from trained clinicians.
  • Advice on opportunities for clinical product switching.
  • Innovation management expertise.

Customer Relationship Management

The Hub offers:

  • Dedicated customer contacts to support
  • Trusts’ work plan implementation.
  • Customer account review meetings to maximise savings opportunities.
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Information and Communications

The Hub offers:

  • Development of the region’s customer knowledge base.
  • Communications with Trusts, including the maintenance of Hub’s website giving access to all contract information, plus regular project updates and newsletters.
  • Project performance and assurance processes.

E-enablement and Data Analysis

The Hub offers:

  • Data analysis and benchmarking of spend.
  • E-enablement, including access to regional licence fees for the e-sourcing portal (BravoSolution) and regular workshops to share Best Practice.

Service Frameworks and Added Value Projects

The Hub offers:

  • Development of bespoke programmes for NHS organisations on a per project basis and charged on a day rate.