The Countess of Chester Commercial Procurement team have successfully delivered a number of complex and high value projects including clinical consumables and services that have historically been difficult to influence.
The results of these projects have been multi-faceted in that they have not only delivered significant savings but have also standardised both products and suppliers therefore streamlining the supply chain and minimising any potential disruption to availability whilst enhancing quality.
The projects were all structured to ensure that the focus was on patient related outcomes and safety as well as delivering value for money and recurrent efficiencies. Due to the methodology and processes used to progress the project including the involvement of senior clinicians and stakeholders, sustainable results have been delivered over a number of years and will continue to be delivered into the future.
The Commercial Procurement Services team have an excellent and long-standing reputation of delivering efficient and patient focused procurement projects that ensure that results are sustainable, measurable and therefore a real contribution to an organisations business performance.
If you are looking to engage an innovative and forward thinking commercial procurement services provider I would recommend COCH Commercial Procurement Services without hesitation.
Jane Tomkinson, Chief Executive Officer, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
The Countess of Chester Procurement Service undertook a procurement services review of our organisation earlier this year. This comprised using experienced skilled resources in healthcare procurement and supply chain management to diagnose and analyse our existing procurement function and make recommendations based on best practice to generate greater efficiencies. The team engaged various members of my organisation, proving knowledgeable within their field and conducted the review to a timely manner.
Rob Smith, Director of Operations & Performance, The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust
We worked with the Countess of Chester Commercial Procurement Services team and in particular Andrew O’Connor (Commercial Procurement Services Director) and Sue Donaldson (Head of Supply Chain and E-enablement), in helping us develop a strategy for delivering procurement services for our hospital. We found them very professional with expertise that could be applied in a practical way. The team are innovative and at the front of the sector in terms of procurement services which is essential in the financial environment we are entering.
John Grinnell, Director of Finance, RJAH Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Our time spent with the COCH Commercial Procurement Services is invaluable to University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS Trust in terms of reaching an optimum solution moving forward on inventory management systems.
The COCH Commercial Procurement Services have efficient systems in place, with a very clean lean culture instilled.
The team obviously have a wealth of knowledge and the links between Procurement and the Theatre staff appear key to their success.
Brian Bourne MCIPS, Supplies Operations Manager, University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS Trust
The involvement of the COCH Commercial Procurement Service has been pivotal and I hope that we can work together again on similar projects in the future.
Cyrus Hodivala, Avantec Healthcare Limited
COCH Commercial Procurement Service benchmarked our spend and helped us to achieve 17% cash releasing savings on our current contract - it was a pleasure to work with them.
Ann Marie Purdie, Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
A word from our CEO
The Countess of Chester Commercial Procurement Services are procurement professionals of the highest calibre. Their skills and expertise enable them to engage effectively with the diverse stakeholders within the organisation to ensure that our procurements are robust and deliver outstanding results for the Trust. They continually deliver first-rate outcomes on our clinical and non-clinical projects that are compliant with the necessary legal requirements.
By procuring the most appropriate, fit for purpose products at best value for money prices, the COCH Commercial Procurement Services ensure that our non-pay spend is spent wisely so that we can concentrate our available budget on the areas that matter most, like delivering safe care and providing the best possible patient experience.
Tony Chambers, Chief Executive Officer, The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust