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Ambulance Uniform Project in the Running for Second National Award
27 February 2017

A national project which has created the first ever standardised uniform for use by UK Ambulance Trusts and is set save the NHS around £3.4 million has been shortlisted for a Government Opportunities (GO) Award - it's second award nomination in a month.

The project has been announced as a finalist in the GO Procurement Innovation or Initiative of the Year 2017. It follows the announcement last month that it was in the running for the HSJ Improving Value Through Innovative Financial Management or Procurement Award 2017.

The procurement project, which was delivered by the NHS Commercial Alliance and the National Ambulance Procurement Group, will save Ambulance Trusts the cost of more than an entire year’s expenditure on uniform items (equivalent to around 165,000 garments per annum) over just four years - the equivalent of funding approximately 100 paramedics.

National Ambulance Procurement Delivery Manager at the NHS Commercial Alliance, James Richards, who managed the project said: “We are over the moon to be shortlisted for a second prestigious award for this landmark project, which will save millions for the NHS."

For more information about the project, click here.

The GO Award winners will be announced in March 2017 and the HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards will be announced in May 2017.

For more information about the uniform project,  contact james.richards@eoecph.nhs.uk