Purchase Direct

Procurement and Cost Reduction Services

Opening Hours: 08:00am - 17:30pm , Mon - Fri
Operates: Nationwide

Let us help you save 25% on your overheads.


Purchase Direct is an award winning cost reduction consultancy specialising in reducing overhead costs, such as waste, medical consumables, office equipment, utilities and telecoms.

  • New Suppliers
  • Buying Groups
  • Utilities
  • Cost Reduction
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Address:

Purchase Direct Ltd

Wallace House

4 Falcon Way

Shire Park

Welwyn Garden City

AL7 1TW

Telephone:

01707 299 100

Website:

Procurement and Cost Reduction Services

Let us help you save 25% on your overheads.

With GP Practices experiencing increased funding pressures, now is the time to review whether you are paying a fair price for the range of products and services you purchase.

Purchase Direct is an award winning cost reduction consultancy specialising in reducing overhead costs, such as waste, medical consumables, office equipment, utilities and telecoms.  We successfully work with GP Practices and Federations across the country, whose savings have exceeded £1 per patient on average.  In addition to the financial benefits of using our services, we provide a huge amount of value by taking on the often time-consuming tasks associated with sourcing, reviewing and negotiating with suppliers.  Sustainable cost savings are guaranteed and there is absolutely no risk -  if we don't fulfil our written guarantee to deliver savings, your fee will be reimbursed.

Our team of specialists deliver a depth of expertise across many business areas in-house, including:

Purchasing Consultancy
We provide comprehensive purchasing expertise in-house for a fixed fee instead of the more standard approach of charging a percentage of savings achieved. This is because we believe that we should be rewarded for our time spent and our expertise, rather than taking savings away from the customer.
 

Business Utilities
Our energy procurement and contract management services deliver lower utility costs and simplify an often over-complicated industry. Our utility specialists take ownership of any queries and will liaise directly with the utility suppliers on your behalf.
 
 
Telecoms
Our specialist team will review your services and provide expert advice and support on all aspects of your telecoms estate. When a new phone system is required, we manage the tender process on your behalf to ensure the correct solution is implemented for your practice.


How we work:

If you would like to find out more about how our procurement and cost reduction service could support your practice, contact us on 01707 299 100 or email [email protected]

Further information:

Please click on the attachments below to view our Medical Product List which details many of the products and services we cover, plus some recommendations from GP Practices and Federations we currently work with.

Attachments

Product list - Medical

Recommendations - Medical

Other company information
Email: [email protected]
Full Company Name: Purchase Direct
Listed in the following categories:
New Suppliers
Buying Groups
Utilities
Cost Reduction
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Purchase Direct - by , 24 April, 2020
5 5stars
As part of the Derbyshire Dales Primary Care Network, we are aware that there is a general desire to reduce the overhead costs for all surgeries. With this in mind we joined Purchase Direct at the start of 2019 and were pleasantly surprised by the savings generated within the first few months.
Our account manager is always available and her advice around procurement reduced our utility pricing, stationery and fire extinguishers. We took advantage of the 49% saving on janitorial supplies and were happy to proceed with their recommendations on medical equipment.
I would urge you to take an exploratory meeting and see how your practice could save time and money.
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As part of the Derbyshire Dales Primary Care Network, we are aware that there is a general desire to reduce the overhead costs for all surgeries. With this in mind we joined Purchase Direct at the start of 2019 and were pleasantly surprised by the savings generated within the first few months.
Our account manager is always available and her advice around procurement reduced our utility pricing, stationery and fire extinguishers. We took advantage of the 49% saving on janitorial supplies and were happy to proceed with their recommendations on medical equipment.
I would urge you to take an exploratory meeting and see how your practice could save time and money.
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Review by Rebekah, Practice Manager in Matlock on 24th April 2020
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Purchase Direct - by , 24 April, 2020
5 5stars
North West Leicestershire GP Federation was introduced to Purchase Direct through a neighbouring GP Federation. One of the key aims of the GP Federation is to explore working at scale to achieve efficiency and cost savings for GP Practices, which is critical when funding in NHS is being dramatically reduced.

Purchase Direct ticked all those boxes and they understood our situation and their experience of working with other GP Federations and other healthcare organisations was vital in the process. They gave a comprehensive presentation to our 13 Practice Managers explaining the potential savings that could be made through bulk purchasing and the time savings to practices by outsourcing the procurement. This was followed up with individual meetings with the Practice Managers to understand their requirements, sign them up to the programme and collect the invoicing information to identify potential savings. Throughout the process their organisation, communication and professionalism has been outstanding.
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North West Leicestershire GP Federation was introduced to Purchase Direct through a neighbouring GP Federation. One of the key aims of the GP Federation is to explore working at scale to achieve efficiency and cost savings for GP Practices, which is critical when funding in NHS is being dramatically reduced.

Purchase Direct ticked all those boxes and they understood our situation and their experience of working with other GP Federations and other healthcare organisations was vital in the process. They gave a comprehensive presentation to our 13 Practice Managers explaining the potential savings that could be made through bulk purchasing and the time savings to practices by outsourcing the procurement. This was followed up with individual meetings with the Practice Managers to understand their requirements, sign them up to the programme and collect the invoicing information to identify potential savings. Throughout the process their organisation, communication and professionalism has been outstanding.
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Review by Jake, Federation Delivery Manager in Leicestershire on 26th April 2020
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Purchase Direct - by , 18 March, 2020
5 5stars
I first met Dawn and her team when I was a practice manager. She helped my 11,500 patient practice save a few thousand pounds a year. Something I was very pleased and also a bit annoyed about (I used to pride myself on finding excellent deals)! I've since moved to the role of Director of Operations for a 32-member GP federation and have been recommending Purchase Direct to all of our members. Several have begun working with them, and they're all seeing similar reductions to their spends to the one I saw years ago. In short, I'd highly recommend the service.
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I first met Dawn and her team when I was a practice manager. She helped my 11,500 patient practice save a few thousand pounds a year. Something I was very pleased and also a bit annoyed about (I used to pride myself on finding excellent deals)! I've since moved to the role of Director of Operations for a 32-member GP federation and have been recommending Purchase Direct to all of our members. Several have begun working with them, and they're all seeing similar reductions to their spends to the one I saw years ago. In short, I'd highly recommend the service.
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Review by Will, Director of Operations in Cambridge on 18th March 2020
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Purchase Direct - by , 09 March, 2020
5 5stars
Time constraints and complicated contracts with suppliers is always a worry for practice managers. Our dedicated account manager at Purchase Direct simplifies the communication and consolidates our agreements, saving us time and money. Fire alarms, emergency lighting and waste contracts are a few areas we have reviewed, streamlined and reduced our expenditure. There were a few speed bumps along the way with changing our waste supplier but the team at Purchase Direct addressed these quickly and effectively.
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Time constraints and complicated contracts with suppliers is always a worry for practice managers. Our dedicated account manager at Purchase Direct simplifies the communication and consolidates our agreements, saving us time and money. Fire alarms, emergency lighting and waste contracts are a few areas we have reviewed, streamlined and reduced our expenditure. There were a few speed bumps along the way with changing our waste supplier but the team at Purchase Direct addressed these quickly and effectively.
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Review by Kevin, Practice Manager in Kent on 9th March 2020
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Purchase Direct - by , 09 March, 2020
5 5stars
Quickly understood our brief and homed in on the big ticket items. The process of being up and running was straightforward and uncomplicated, with savings identified and gained within the first quarter. A responsive team that works hard to bring savings to our practice.
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Quickly understood our brief and homed in on the big ticket items. The process of being up and running was straightforward and uncomplicated, with savings identified and gained within the first quarter. A responsive team that works hard to bring savings to our practice.
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Review by Robert, Practice Manager in Wigston Magna on 9th March 2020
Purchase Direct - by , 25 February, 2020
5 5stars
In 2018 we took the decision to centralise our procurement with Purchase Direct. The initial savings generated in Utilities was more than enough to cover our membership fee, thus making it an easy decision to streamline our procurement with them.Our dedicated account manager assists us with contract termination and aligning our suppliers and they gave us great advice around call screen and patient confidentiality. I would definitely recommend their service to any practise that is cost conscious.
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In 2018 we took the decision to centralise our procurement with Purchase Direct. The initial savings generated in Utilities was more than enough to cover our membership fee, thus making it an easy decision to streamline our procurement with them.Our dedicated account manager assists us with contract termination and aligning our suppliers and they gave us great advice around call screen and patient confidentiality. I would definitely recommend their service to any practise that is cost conscious.
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Review by Adele, Assistant Practice Manager in Surrey on 25th February 2020
Purchase Direct - by , 06 February, 2020
5 5stars
As we are a smaller surgery it was vitally important that we took advantage of the Medway Practices Alliance recommendation to consolidate our costs with Purchase Direct. They really helped us with resolving a historical issue with a major electricity supplier and have subsequently generated a 15% saving!
Purchase Direct assisted us with their in-house Telecoms specialist and demonstrated a resolution path that was quick and easy to follow. Our Spirometer and Syringe service contracts were reviewed and we now have a cheaper combined contract and an improved service.
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As we are a smaller surgery it was vitally important that we took advantage of the Medway Practices Alliance recommendation to consolidate our costs with Purchase Direct. They really helped us with resolving a historical issue with a major electricity supplier and have subsequently generated a 15% saving!
Purchase Direct assisted us with their in-house Telecoms specialist and demonstrated a resolution path that was quick and easy to follow. Our Spirometer and Syringe service contracts were reviewed and we now have a cheaper combined contract and an improved service.
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Review by Susan, Practice Manager in Gillingham on 6th February 2020

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