Secondary Care

Genmed delivers for Wirral and West Cheshire

Genmed is delivering a variety of vendor neutral managed services for the Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust, Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and a shared medical microbiology service run by the two organisations which supports around 700,000 people in the local area.

The company said it has sourced £1,238,706.19 worth of consumables and is administering a variety of managed services involving the following:

  • Wirral University Teaching Hospital [Arrowe Park Hospital] – the provision of equipment and consumables to support histopathology, cellular pathology, blood sciences along with cervical screening;
  • Countess of Chester Hospital – the provision of  cellular pathology equipment and consumables to support the clinical service;
  • Chester and Wirral Microbiology Service – the purchasing of a range of culture media and antibiotic reagents sourced from a number of suppliers, along with fully integrated on-demand molecular diagnostic systems.

Andrew Bamber, pathology integration director for Wirral & West Cheshire, says, “With Genmed’s managed services eligible for 20% VAT recovery, we’re saving in total £173,418.86 across the three organisations after their management fee is taken into account.”

Genmed currently contracts separately with the Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust for managed services associated with its hospital and the CWMS, with Wirral University Teaching Hospital signing its own contract.  To simplify procurement, this will be consolidated in time so that there is just one Genmed contract overarching the joint services.

Andrew Bamber, concludes, “What I’m particularly pleased about is we’re getting better value and lower prices from suppliers through our Genmed managed service contracts, all with less management effort.  I’m comfortable we’re doing the right thing.”

Robin Modak, Genmed’s chief executive officer, says, “Genmed’s focus is on supporting the clinical output and through our reporting, improving the quality of the Trust’s decision making process. A consequence of our presence is we take on  the administrative burdens, rationalise and standardise pricing, reduce costs, speed up purchasing and minimise administration associated with invoice processing and payments.  It all boosts efficiency and ultimately hospital productivity because clinical people can focus on patient care.”