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Cardiac

NHS NW Procurement Development & Northgate Information Solutions

Cardiac Price Benchmarking Pilot

The purpose of the pilot, which involves 13 North West NHS Trusts, is to determine the feasibility of obtaining cardiac component pricing information from all North West NHS procurement organisations, combining it into a single data source, and providing reports back to those procurement organisations. The intention is that the outcomes of the exercise will be to:

  • Demonstrate potential variation in price and Clinical product selection
  • Raise financial awareness with Clinicians
  • Increase the level of Clinical and commercial engagement in the procurement process

The power of sharing data has already been proven to generate savings for Trusts in a small scale exercise of a limited number of products, which generated an aggregated saving of circa £100k between 4 Trusts.