After two years supplying mental health doctors to South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust at 100% fill rate, the Trust took over the running of all community and mental health services in Barnsley. Athona successfully tendered to become the bigger Trust’s sole Tier 1 provider for mental health and elderly medicine doctors.
Tony Cooper, Head of Procurement stated “We are all extremely pleased with the outcome of our tender process and the award of the one year contract to Athona and are now looking forward to building on our existing relationship with the Company over the next twelve months. Through the new contract the Trust will not only benefit from receiving very competitive rates for its temporary medical locum posts but also welcomes the facility of a one-stop shop partnership arrangement with Athona”
Stewart London, Managing Director, says: “Being awarded this contract is testament to Athona’s relationship with the trust and demonstrates our commitment to assisting NHS trusts with cost savings. The combination of our previous supply history to South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and our philosophy to challenge the ways our industry operates to achieve a better outcome has been our winning formula. I am looking forward to working in partnership with the trust and continuing to meet their expectations”
Athona now has service level agreements in East Midlands, West Midlands, North West and South Central, alongside trust based agreements throughout the UK, such as Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
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