Philips has entered into a partnership with provider of healthcare support services KFM in order to deliver more innovative end-to-end services to NHS trusts.
The companies will provide opportunities for trusts to transform interventional radiology and cardiology care through greater access to technologies, improved efficiencies and cost savings. Through their shared focus on cardiology, Philips and KFM also aim to improve the quality of diagnosis and treatment for cardiovascular diseases.
The partnership brings together KFM’s clinical procurement, supply chain and logistic capabilities and Philips’ expertise in end-to-end integrated solutions. Through this, the companies say NHS departments will be able to transform their service by receiving support with procurement and management of medical consumables and imaging equipment under a single agreement. This includes innovation using the Philips Azurion platform, which has been designed to optimise lab performance.
In addition, the collaboration will help NHS trusts looking to reduce their waste and take steps towards achieving the NHS Net Zero ambition. Philips UK and Ireland has already achieved 100 per cent carbon neutral operations with no waste sent to landfill, while KFM has launched a sustainability programme and aims to reduce both inventory levels and waste.
Picture: Departments will receive support with procurement and management of consumables and imaging equipment through the partnership.
Published on page 16 of the September 2023 issue of RAD Magazine.