Tips for suppliers seeking Trust clinical product introductions
The Trust has a Clinical Procurement Specialist Nurse (CPNS) who the coordinates activity of supplier representatives in regard to clinical product trials, together with the purchase of related equipment and consumables. The CPNS also advises the Trust on joining with Department of Health procurement initiatives on clinical products, other product standardisation opportunities, market innovation and about steps the Trust to improve service efficiency in the hospital through better product use.
The Clinical Product Evaluation Group meets monthly and supports the CPNS with decision making process around clinical product changes and improvements through a trail evaluation process
As a small Trust, we welcome Framework Agreement initiatives that provide compliant commercial market routes, evidence of quality product assessment and therefore access to lower prices through “bigger buying product opportunities”.
Areas being focussed on are in the Trust procurement plan, located above on this main web procurement page. This document is updated in a quarterly basis and is designed to increase transparency in procurement planning.
Supplier Guidance -3 steps
Step 1- Look and seek if the product is under review on the Trust procurement plan
Step 2-Email email@example.com with the Framework Agreement name and reference your company is on, enquiry detail and product pricing details. Add in email subject: For the attention of the CPNS: add name of clinical product
Step 3 – The Clinical Procurement Specialist Nurse may contact you when the product is at renewal stage for more information.