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Biosimilars: embracing innovation and delivering value to patients

Biosimilars: embracing innovation and delivering value to patients

Until 20 years ago, most medicines were relatively simple chemical substances. An increasing number of new medicines are very different. They are proteins manufactured by living organisms such as living human, animal or microbial cells, and consist of big, complex molecules.

22-04-16    Pharmacy

PFI contract review - benchmarking saves £4.81m

PFI contract review - benchmarking saves £4.81m

LPP was appointed as Commercial Adviser to Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust to provide advice in support of a Private Finance Initiative (PFI) Soft Facilities Management (FM) benchmarking exercise undertaken in 2015.

05-10-15    Estates Facilities

Working with partners to identify efficiency savings in PFI contracts

Working with partners to identify efficiency savings in PFI contracts

There are currently 24 operational PFI projects run by LPP members with a remaining unitary charge commitment of just under £17.7bn and a lifespan of up to 50 years, ending in 2050. The annual unitary charge for 2014/15 was £590m and for 2015/6 is £607m. In the current climate, with continued pressure on budgets, it is right that there should be a sustained focus on maximising efficiency savings from operational NHS PFI contracts. Without this focus there is a £17m cost pressure for our members before we have even started.

02-03-15    Estates Facilities

Voltage optimisation minimises energy costs

Voltage optimisation minimises energy costs

LPP’s Voltage Optimisation framework agreement provides a comprehensive and OJEU-compliant solution to tackling common power quality problems. Open to all public sector organisations, awarding contracts for voltage optimisation equipment helps minimise energy costs.

02-03-15    Estates Facilities

Complex procurements and unusual projects - LPP provides the final piece of the jigsaw

Complex procurements and unusual projects - LPP provides the final piece of the jigsaw

Increasingly, NHS organisations are taking advantage of LPP’s ability to provide additional services which add value to their procurements. These include undertaking complex, high profile procurements and consultancy assignments, often focussed on identifying and delivering business change in procurement leading to improvements in efficiency and reductions in third party expenditure.

02-03-15    Technology

Challenging the supply chain status quo

Challenging the supply chain status quo

Some £22bn is spent annually by the NHS on non-pay items, around £5bn of which relates to items used in clinical environments, much of which is managed as floor stock.

30-07-14    Medical Surgical Supply Chain

East Midlands Ambulance Service cuts waste costs by 25% and boosts zero to landfill

East Midlands Ambulance Service cuts waste costs by 25% and boosts zero to landfill

NHS London Procurement Partnership’s Waste Management framework, open to all public sector organisations across the UK, went live in November 2012, and has enabled NHS trusts to save an average of 25 per cent on waste management costs.

14-04-14    Estates Facilities

Trauma orthopaedics - do nothing and still save 9.7%, or change suppliers and save 35.5%

Trauma orthopaedics - do nothing and still save 9.7%, or change suppliers and save 35.5%

Proactive procurement and clinical engagement has seen savings from the Trauma Orthopaedic and Maxillofacial Implants, Accessories and Associated Consumables framework average more than 25 per cent for participating trusts.

25-03-14    Medical Surgical Supply Chain

Complex Soft FM contracts made faster, manageable and cost effective

Complex Soft FM contracts made faster, manageable and cost effective

Making complex Soft Facilities Management agreements faster, compliant and more manageable also brings savings, as South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust is discovering.

24-03-14    Estates Facilities

LPP ShareSave eRFQ saves King's £200k

LPP ShareSave eRFQ saves King's £200k

LPP’s Sharesave eRFQ simplifies procurement of small and off-contract spend, saving King’s £200,000 pa

04-03-14    Technology

Conference 2015 Video

Lord Carter of Coles keynote presentation 2nd March 2015:

Videos

UCLH highlights the actions it took to manage and significantly reduce the use of agency staff.

In this video Richard Humble gives advice on how to employ locums safely and ensure they meet quality and safety standards.