The Procurement and Supplies team at AGH Solutions Ltd have been named in the top 25% of all Acute Trusts in the country by NHS Improvement for the efficient way it runs its procurement process and how effectively it gets best prices for its products.
The national rankings are a result of the Lord Carter report on NHS productivity, the recommendations from which aim to end variation in Trust purchasing across the country and help the NHS save millions. They are an assessment of the performance of procurement departments in NHS Trusts and show which Trusts are setting best practice examples, helping others identify improvement opportunities.
AGH Solutions Ltd; the subsidiary company of Airedale NHS Foundation Trust is responsible for the Procurement and Supplies service which was ranked 35 out of 136 Acute Trusts for the procurement process efficiency and price performance, with a savings target of £1million.
The Procurement and Supplies staff are responsible for purchasing all of the Trusts goods and services under the managed service agreement with the Trust.
Graham Beck, Assistant Director of Commercial Services at AGH Solutions Ltd said:
“I am immensely proud of our team, and very pleased that their hard work, commitment and dedication has been rewarded by these national ratings. The team are all committed to ensuring that they obtain the right price for the right goods whilst maintaining the highest of standards. We have and will continue to strive to provide a first class Procurement and supplies service to Airedale NHS Foundation Trust , which has always been patient focused and will remain so going forwards.”