A collaborative project developed between NHS Tayside’s procurement and theatre teams and security company IntelliCentrics has been highly commended at a national awards ceremony celebrating excellence in public procurement.
The ‘IntelliCentrics with NHS Tayside’ was recognised at the GO Awards Scotland 2018 held in Glasgow last month. The entry received ‘highly commended’ in the Best Service: Micro and Small Businesses and Third Sector Organisations category, which recognises the critical part that smaller organisations play in the effective delivery of public services.
The project focused on the development and implementation of IntelliCentrics’ SEC³URE commercial visitor management service mobile app. The service allows NHS Tayside to manage and monitor non-NHS staff visitors to theatres through a check in system, which originally required visitors to attend the procurement department to check in. By introducing the mobile app, visitors can now complete self-check in on their own device, reducing the need to attend the procurement department.
NHS Tayside was the first health board in Scotland to implement this service and enable mobile check-in through the app. As a result of the success in theatre areas the system has recently been extended to representatives visiting radiology, endoscopy and cardiology.