Reference 2017-379

REF:            2017-379

Subject:        Endoscopy tender

    

 

Request:

1) Which companies are you using to provide you with Endoscopy insourcing services to reduce your waiting list targets in the last few years?

2) How many patients are seen over a weekend on average?

3) How much do you pay per weekend service of Endoscopy?

4) How many DNA on average per weekend?

5) How much do you pay per DNA?

6) Was this service tendered?

7) How many tender bids did you receive?

8) Who was successful with the tender allocation?

9) Is this still an ongoing tender?

 

 

Response:

1) Which companies are you using to provide you with Endoscopy insourcing services to reduce your waiting list targets in the last few years? The Trust has no outsourced service, it has previously used a Vanguard Healthcare mobile unit with staff as a temporary solution.
2) How many patients are seen over a weekend on average?

 

 

Weekend working is part of normal endoscopy activity as we provide a 7 day service. We allocate 12 points per session and carry out 4 sessions on the main unit. When the Vanguard Unit was on site it was not used at weekends.
3) How much do you pay per weekend service of Endoscopy?

 

 

The trust paid the rates according to the North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative framework
4) How many DNA on average per weekend?

 

 

The trust paid the rates according to the North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative framework
5) How much do you pay per DNA?

 

 

The trust paid the rates according to the North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative framework
6) Was this service tendered?

 

 

 

Vanguard were engaged via the North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative framework
7) How many tender bids did you receive? Direct engagement with Vanguard via the Framework
8) Who was successful with the tender allocation? No tender carried out
9) Is this still an ongoing tender? No