Nottingham University Hospitals appoints Genmed as managed service partner
The UK managed service provider, Genmed, has been selected by Nottingham University Hospitals as a vendor-neutral managed service provider in order to work with its point of care team (POCT).
The appointment is initially contracted for 5 years, but there is a potential for extension.
It will be Genmed’s responsibility to manage the relationship with third-party providers to ensure quality service delivery at good prices.
Initially, the company is required to provide blood glucose and ketone meters for use at point of care, as well as an IT solution that connects the monitoring equipment and associated consumables.
In 2016, the Trust used 825,400 glucose strips and 20,750 ketone strips.
It is expected that additional point of care products are to be added to the contract at some point, including cholesterol, urine, INR, and haemoglobin meters, as well as pregnancy and HIV tests, and blood gas analysers.
It is estimated that 24 hours a day, there are 5,000 to 6,000 nurses and 2,000 to 3,000 doctors who use point of care systems.
“Following a formal tendering process, Genmed was awarded the POCT contract. They have an established track record of working with NHS Trusts based on a decade of experience,” stated Tony Stanyard, Head of Procurement at Notting University Hospital.”
“This gave us the confidence that they could really deliver improvement in our point of care testing services yet save money at the same time.”
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What: The Neuro Spinal Hospital and Radiosurgery Centre is a new hospital featuring state-of-the-art technology for spinal, neurosurgical, neurological, orthopaedic, radiosurgery and cancer treatments. The 700 million AED hospital, (equivalent to £138 million), has 114 beds, smart patient rooms, and green spaces for patient rehabilitation, and is four times the capacity of its former premises in Jumeirah. It is also the UAE’s first hospital to have surgical robots.
Where: The hospital is located in the Dubai Science Park. Founded in 2005, Dubai Science Park is home to more than 350 companies from multinational corporations in life sciences, biotechnology and research; over 4,000 people work here each day.
Who: The UAE's Neuro Spinal Hospital and Radiosurgery Centre was first established in Jumeirah in 2002 by Dr. Abdul Karim Msaddi, as the first as the first "super-specialty" neuroscience hospital.
Why: With advanced diagnosis and robotics, the hospital will provide care across neuroscience, spine, orthopaedics and oncology for people residing in the UAE, as well as international patients.
Prof. Abdul Karim Msaddi, Chairman and Medical Director of the hospital, said: “We are proud to bring world-class healthcare services to Dubai and believe our next-generation hospital will be a game-changer for the emirate’s and the region’s medical industry.
"It will not only significantly increase the availability of specialist neuroscience and radiosurgery treatments and provide better patient care but help attract and develop local and international talent. Investing in the new centre represents our continued faith in the resilience of the region’s economy, as well as a testament to our ongoing drive towards healthcare innovation in the UAE.”