Project shortlisted for national award
Date: 07 March 2018
A pilot project between the ambulance service and two hospitals has been shortlisted for a national award.
The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) has been working with Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Princess Alexandra Hospital, and East of England NHS Procurement Hub to reduce waste by standardising the use of medical products.
The scheme was this week shortlisted for the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Value Awards 2018 for ‘improving value through innovative financial management or procurement.’
A pilot began in July, which resulted in the ambulance service using dual use electrodes for electrocardiograms (ECG) that do not need to be changed when a patient arrives at an Emergency Department and can be used on a patient for up to 72 hours. The move could potentially save the NHS £1.2m if adopted nationwide.
It has already won an “improving value through innovation” award from the Health Care Supplies Association (HCSA).
Scheme in the running for HSJ Value Awards 2018.