There are a number of reasons why a hospital Trust may decide to procure a Managed Service solution for its capital equipment. The benefits of a managed service typically include:

  • Providing an effective source of capital for the procurement;
  • Replacing old out dated technology;
  • Saving costs through planned and managed maintenance;
  • Guaranteeing future capital equipment replacements as partof a planned program;
  • Saving VAT on the capital cost of equipment (which an NHS Trust otherwise pays and loses);

Improved efficiencies through use of modern equipment and process re-engineering; and Transfer of risk, and the management of this risk, away from the hospital to a specialist provider (eg the risk of equipment downtime).