12 Apr 2018 by
After an analysis of the range of laparoscopic and surgical stapling instruments and devices used by one NHS Trust in the South East, we put together a proposal identifying ways in which savings could be made for the Head of Procurement.
Purple Surgical Laparoscopic, Operating Theatre and Surgical Stapling portfolios were introduced and a ‘price usage’ exercise concluded that by consolidating the supply of the laparoscopic and stapling devices used by the Trust, very significant cost savings could be made.
Clinical Product Evaluations
Consultants and theatre staff trialled the products and after initial feedback, approval for extensive clinical evaluations was given.
Our team attended every procedure to ensure that every surgeon was consulted and that PS products performed to the expected standard.
Challenges and Resolutions
Switching to the Purple Surgical Laparoscopic and Surgical Stapling instruments and devices has resulted in significant cost-savings for this Trust, and has reduced unwarranted product variations.
Following the success of these clinical trials we have built trust with the clinical procurement team to examine cost savings in other areas.
With the implementation of weekly reports, KOLs and providing continuous support, we have been able to secure a cost-saving of over £40,000 for this Trust.