ELCOM awarded £2.7 million 5-year contract by Scottish Government

By |October 14th, 2022|Press Releases|

Elcom, the world’s first cloud-based procurement technology provider, has been awarded a £2.7 million five-year contract by The Scottish Government. The contract will provide a cloud-based collaborative management information reporting platform for procurement data across the Scottish Public Sector. Elcom will configure its existing Management Information Platform  to integrate [...]

Elcom announce contract for Inventory Management with the Ulster Independent Clinic

By |October 11th, 2022|Press Releases|

Elcom is proud to announce its recent contract win for the Ulster Independent Clinic, a private healthcare provider with over 40 years of experience in private healthcare. The contract is for Elcom's bespoke Inventory Management solution, to be implemented in three phases by this December. The Ulster Independent Clinic [...]

Utilising inventory management to understand & determine healthcare procedure delivery costs – cost control for NHS Trusts.

By |September 9th, 2022|Procurement|

The NHS has been dealing with funding challenges for more than a decade now, and experts predict more funding crises will continue and get worse over the foreseeable future. A 2020 report by the BBC reveals that we spent more than £156 billion on the NHS in 2019 – [...]

Why the NHS must focus on reducing waste through utilising the Circular Economy?

By |August 18th, 2022|Sustainability | Net Zero | Circular Economy|

Crisis is the right word to refer to the environmental devastation we are living through in the current times. Individuals can be as green and sustainable in their habits as humanly possible, but their singular effort is nothing if not supported by immediate action by large organisations, such as [...]

Exploring the Procurement Bill 2022 and how it’s reforming public procurement

By |August 16th, 2022|Procurement|

The Procurement Bill 2022 is set to be the next major post-Brexit shake-up that determines how public bodies spend money. The new bill was announced in the Queen's Speech in May 2022, and it will revoke several rules set out in the EU directives that affect the procurement of goods, [...]

What does good look like for ICS in accordance with the WGLL framework?

By |August 11th, 2022|ICS|

When you operate an Integrated Care System, providing the best possible outcomes for your patients is your number one priority. This means ensuring a good standard of care throughout your organisation, at every stage of the working process. In this article, we discuss what good looks like for Integrated [...]

How are Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) unlocking the potential of data analytics?

By |August 9th, 2022|ICS|

Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) are partnerships between organisations involved in health and care services, invented to bring them together as one working body, dependent on the local area they all operate in. These organisations are NHS providers, NHS Trusts, Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), local authorities and voluntary sector partners, [...]

Understanding how the procurement objectives in the Procurement Bill 2022 could better public procurement

By |August 5th, 2022|Procurement|

In the May 2022 Queen's Speech, the new Procurement Bill 2022 was announced. The bill seeks to improve the existing system for public procurement in the UK by promoting healthy competition between suppliers, incentivising the prioritisation of contracts that offer the best value to the public, and reaffirming existing commitments [...]

Learn how ICSs impact public health suppliers

By |June 22nd, 2022|ICS, Procurement|

The NHS has undergone some dramatic changes over the last decade to unify healthcare and improve the overall quality of care they provide patients. One of the biggest changes is the implementation of Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) to bring together health bodies and improve the quality and delivery of [...]

Understanding ICS and its importance in UK healthcare

By |June 21st, 2022|ICS, Procurement|

Integrated care systems, or ICSs, are driving improvements in health care across the UK and overseas to provide a better patient experience and improve collaboration between healthcare providers. It's important that public health suppliers understand how integrated care systems work and how they're set to deliver transformational change across [...]

Procurement platforms are about to have their moment in the ESG sun

By |June 15th, 2022|Sustainability | Net Zero | Circular Economy|

The ESG revolution has been upon us for a while but so far the impact in procurement has been felt in terms of what is being bought. Purchasers know the difference between a product that you can recycle and one you can’t. They understand food miles and the dangers [...]

Scottish Government harnessing eCommerce in Procurement

By |May 11th, 2022|Press Releases|

Scottish Government’s Lynn Wisener, Deputy Director of eCommerce & Procurement Best Practice on the government’s use of eCommerce in public procurement.   The Scottish Government is the devolved government for Scotland. It has a range of responsibilities including the economy, education, health, justice, rural affairs, housing, environment, equal opportunities, [...]

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