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Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust awards Ingenica Solutions inventory management contract - 24 November 2014

Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust awards Ingenica Solutions inventory management contract - 24 November 2014

Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust has awarded Ingenica Solutions an inventory management contract.  The deal, signed this week, is expected to help the Trust to save thousands of pounds per year by allowing it to better monitor and track its supplies.

The new contract is for the supply and implementation of Atticus™, Ingenica Solution’s effective end-to-end inventory management solution for the NHS, which improves efficiency and reduces cost throughout the ‘procure to pay’ cycle.  Ingenica Solutions was selected from the six suppliers available on the Portsmouth Framework agreement for inventory management.  The phased implementation of Atticus™ will begin in the head and neck theatres, followed by additional phases that will eventually lead to roll-out of the solution across the entire trust.

In response to the growing need to find new cost improvements within the NHS, which do not impact on clinical staffing levels or the quality of hospital care, the Trust has developed a detailed savings programme.  Its investment in Atticus™ forms part of its plan to adopt innovative technologies to help improve the internal supply chain at the Trust. 

Debbie Frankpitt, project lead at the Trust, explains, “The appointment of Ingenica to take on the inventory management is part of our commitment to deliver excellent patient care and improve the quality of services we provide.  Keeping track of our inventory is key to those objectives.  This contract will deliver value for money for our Trust, and therefore enable us to create more efficient and effective services.  We are confident that Ingenica Solutions will help us to modernise our processes and create more efficient working practices.

“Atticus™ will help the Trust reduce wastage and historical inefficiencies by facilitating greater transparency and better stock and data management.”

Nicola Hall, managing director, Ingenica Solutions said, “The implementation of Atticus™ will enable Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust to transform processes, improve data and secure much greater control over purchasing and inventory.  Ingenica Solutions is committed to helping the Trust secure a return on investment in months not years, and benefit from savings and efficiencies in manpower, finance and back office functions.”