NSS National Procurement wins 'Team of the Year' award

NSS National Procurement scoop Team of the Year (Health and Social Care Organisations), at the National GO Procurement awards 2019

National Procurement’s Equipping Sourcing team won the UK National GO Award for Team of the Year – Health and Social Care Organisations, in recognition of their work to equip the new Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, which opened its doors below budget, and on time, in December 2017.

The collaborative work which took place over the course of five years helped ensure that the hospital was fitted with all the necessary and up-to-date equipment to provide excellent patient care and facilities for visitors.

Alan Summers, team leader and Category Manager for the Equipping Sourcing Team commented, “Having won the award in the 2018 Scottish GO Awards, we were then shortlisted in the national category amongst some fantastic projects from across the UK.  Like anyone, I don’t think we quite expected to win, but of course we are delighted with the award and recognition for the team, as well as our colleagues in Health Facilities Scotland who played a key role throughout.”

“Awards like this really bring to life the enormous difference that we have the opportunity to make. Being able to ensure that clinicians have the right means to deliver excellent patient care, and that both patients and public can access a hospital environment that provides well for them to make their visits and stays as comfortable as possible, is a pleasure to play a part in and make a difference.”

The award is the latest award for National Procurement, following further wins last year including the Daily Record ScotHealth award for Integrated Care for Older People, and the Scottish GO Awards Procurement Innovation of the Year Award, led by University of Strathclyde working in collaboration with NSS National Procurement, Scottish Government, and Digital Health and Care Institute. 

National Procurement is continuing its efforts to maximise added value in all of NHS Scotland’s National procurement solutions, to work in partnership and explore ways to add further benefits for the improvement and excellence of patient care, boosting opportunities for the Scottish economy, and bringing together international expertise to innovate for the future of healthcare.

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