de Poel secures Highly Commended national procurement award

Neutral vendor recruitment outsourcing specialist de Poel health+care (de Poel) has been added to the 2018 UK National GO Awards Winners list, for excellence in procurement within the public sector.

Scooping the Highly Commended accolade in the ‘GO Best Service Award – Medium and Large Organisations’ category for their work with client organisation Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP), the announcement was made at a ceremony in Manchester last night.

Founded in 2006, the UK National GO Awards represent those individuals, teams and organisations that have gone above and beyond normal standards to make real differences to the quality of public services in the UK.

In are challenging times for the public sector, de Poel’s partnership with CWP is delivering a range of significant efficiencies that include the reduction of thousands of invoices to just one per week and over 22,000 hours of quality care – with all staff rates within the rate cap. Critically, this is whilst continually delivering the highest standards of patient care across their 65 sites.

Andrew Preston, CEO of de Poel, commented: “We are delighted to have secured the UK National GO Award for ‘Highly Commended Best Service – Medium and Large Organisations’ in recognition of our partnership with Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and our panel of agency stakeholders, to provide the very best, sustainable temporary staffing solutions.

“This follows a recent win in the first ever HSJ Healthcare Partnership Awards for ‘Best Procurement Support/Service’ – and further demonstrates our commitment and aligned vision to drive better value in the supply chain and an enhanced service delivery experience, whilst ensuring patient care remains of paramount importance.”

Stephen Wilson, Head of Procurement – Infrastructure Services at Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We are delighted that this Highly Commended award win shows, by working together, the NHS and the industry can simultaneously achieve both high quality patient care and value for money through procurement. de Poel is a true extension of the CWP team.”

“Ultimately, it is about achieving optimum value for all service users”.

For more information on the de Poel and Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust collaboration, please visit