National Procurement scoops multiple awards in Autumn 2018

National Procurement has been celebrating some fantastic award wins recently, which is recognition of the ongoing collaboration, innovation and evolution of its service to deliver for NHSScotland.

Its latest win saw it scoop the Integrated Care for Older People Award at the prestigious Scottish Health Awards, for the Care Home Continence Improvement project.  The project was in partnership with:

•    NHS Lanarkshire
•    Summerlee Care Home
•    David Walker Gardens Home
•    the Health Foundation

The project was one that has already received a number of national awards over the last 12 months  for its person-centred approach and excellent outcomes. More about the multi-award winning Care Home Continence Improvement project, can be viewed in this NHS Lanarkshire Care Home Continence Improvement project video

Jim Miller, Director of Procurement, Commissioning and Facilities at National Services Scotland said, “Winning awards is always a huge compliment and recognition of great work in action.  In National Procurement, we are actively reaching out to work with suppliers and colleagues across NHS Scotland and the projects that have received this recognition are great examples of how we unleash great potential and results by working together.  It’s something we’ll not only continue, but do more of as we move forward and we are keen to discuss ideas from all suppliers, partners and healthcare colleagues of how we can do even more to be innovative and to unlock further improvements in the future.”

The recent win at the Scottish Health Awards follows the service winning two prestigious awards in October at the annual GO awards which celebrate excellence in procurement.  At the awards, the service won Best Procurement Team for their work in equipping the new Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, as well as the Procurement Innovation of the Year Award, working as part of a collaborative team, led by the University of Strathclyde, which also included the Scottish Government, and the Digital Health and Care Institute.  

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