Dr David Grant - Asteral

Asteral highlights Whittington success at UKRC

In addition to announcing a number of significant new developments at this year’s UKRC, Asteral hosted a session focusing on how the Whittington Hospital NHS Trust improved its quality and productivity through a Managed Equipment Service.

The session, led by Dr David Grant, Associate Medical Director and Consultant Radiologist from the Whittington examined how its long-term, 15-year, arrangement with Asteral has secured a sustainable supply of state-of-the-art equipment. As well as reducing fixed costs and financial risk, the Trust has retained its freedom to choose equipment from the full range of equipment manufacturers underpinned by tough performance guarantees.

Commenting on the session, Dr Grant, who is “keen for other organisations across the NHS community to improve their performance by learning from our experiences” said his intentions were to “explain how the service has enabled the Trust to provide high quality, patient-centred care that represents good value for money for the taxpayer”.