‘The trust became a Scan4safety demonstrator site in January 2016 and the focus was rolling out GS1 standards and an inventory management system. Two years on, due to time and resource constraints, we had not realised all that we had set out to achieve and the full functionality and capability was yet to be realised. We asked Jackie to carry out an assessment, of the Inventory Management System, it’s capability and functionality and that of the service provided by the Supply Chain Team. This provided us with an accurate current state assessment, a development plan and benefits realisation review.

Since the initial assessment we have engaged Jackie to assist with a full-service redesign. Jackie has been on site and developed, along with the team, a detailed plan to transform the provision of the service. The team have now undertaken Supply Chain Management training provided by Jackie, incorporating real life experience.
From having an unfocused demotivated team, they now have the knowledge, tools and focus with clear leadership to deliver their roles and service improvements.

I highly recommend to any organisation, not just healthcare providers, to engage with Jackie Pomroy Consultancy to help optimise your supply chain, teams, systems and processes.’

Jane Hawkes, Assistant Director of Procurement & Supplies & Scan 4 Safety Programme Lead, North Tees and Hartlepool Solutions LLP

‘Recognising numerous inefficiencies in its Supply Chain and Materials Management having changed little in 20 years, with a high incidence of clinical staff spending considerable amounts of time ordering “non-stock” lines, the Trust addressed this by agreeing to invest in an Inventory Management System. In preparation for this shift change in the management of goods we realised the importance of a review of the current service in order to help us understand what and how we needed to change.

Jackie spent time across our three sites, meeting staff who work in all aspects of the Supply Chain. Her report highlighted many issues, some that we were aware of and others that came as a bit of a surprise! The report was excellent and offered candid analysis and sensible recommendations. Jackie is clearly very knowledgeable in her field and was able to offer great insight from years of previous experience both within the NHS and industry. She demonstrated an excellent understanding of all areas of the supply chain, common sense and a structured approach both to the review and the report. I would heartily recommend Jackie’s services.’

Vanessa Jinks, Associate Director of Procurement, Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust