Genmed has been selected by London North West Healthcare NHS Trust as its preferred HMRC compliant vendor neutral managed services partner.
The appointment was by mini competition under the SBS managed services provider framework and is initially for a three year period with an option to extend by mutual agreement.
London North West Healthcare NHS Trust (LNWH) is one of the largest integrated care trusts in the country bringing together acute hospital and community services across Brent, Ealing and Harrow. With an operating budget of £743.6 million, it employs 9,500 staff, serves a diverse population of approximately 950,000 people and is responsible for Central Middlesex, Ealing, St Mark’s and Northwick Park Hospitals. The Accident & Emergency department at the Northwick Park site is thought to be the largest in Europe.
“The Trust currently has a small number of services delivered using a managed services contract model but wishes to expand this considerably to now include various priority areas such as endoscopy trust-wide, surgery, anaesthesia, LED lighting, imaging and cardiology, air-conditioning, fire alarm maintenance and electronic document management. Genmed was selected as it is able to support us in all our priority areas.”
Genmed will work in partnership with LNWH to manage the procurement process on its behalf in the above priority areas. This will include running mini competitions, selecting suppliers in conjunction with clinical input, and managing the whole delivery, administrative and invoicing process.
The costs for these managed services will then be packaged using an umbrella contract and billed monthly or quarterly. This approach improves cash management as no big upfront investment is required from LNWH and the costs are ‘smoothed’ over time.