Entries by Akeso & Company

Akeso&Co recognised as a Leading UK Management Consultancy in Healthcare & Life Sciences by the Financial Times

Akeso&Co have been awarded ‘recommended’ status in the Healthcare & Life Sciences sector of the Financial Times’ UK’s Leading Management Consultants 2019 survey. We received “a significant number of recommendations from peers and clients” and thank our clients that contributed to this success. As a team we are delighted to be included on the list […]

Medicines Shortages: The Real Underlying Issues

Our conversations with NHS Chief Pharmacists around their top challenges and issues almost inevitably end up on the topic of medicines shortages. It is, therefore, interesting to see this topic hit the headlines today: “Pharmacists warn of a surge in shortage of common medicines” (link to BBC News article here). As with many news headlines […]

Reducing the cost of Diabetes Care through centre-led standardisation and sourcing of Blood Glucose Monitoring products

Following a 30% growth in England over the previous five years, Diabetes medicines spend exceeded £1bn in the financial year 2017/18. Almost 20% of the £1bn spend was on ‘Diagnostic and monitoring’ devices, which mainly consists of Test Strips for Blood Glucose Monitors used in self-monitoring by patients. Our research and client experience indicates that […]

Health Service Journal: Nine trusts plan pharma network to save £17m

Akeso&Co have helped to deliver a pioneering collaboration project between nine acute trusts in West Yorkshire on a pharmaceutical network that could achieve efficiency savings estimated at more than £17m. Akeso&Co supported the opportunity assessment, solution design and outline business case to deliver forecasted one-off savings of £4.5m by creating a central medicines store, and further […]

Akeso & Company joins the MCA

The Management Consultancies Association is delighted to announce that Akeso & Company is the latest management consulting firm to join the Association. Specialising in the field of Healthcare and Life Sciences, Akeso & Company is an independent management consultancy offering experience and expertise in Procurement, Supply Chain and Healthcare Operations, delivering high value and lasting outcomes […]

BBC Radio 4: Could weaker pound cost the NHS?

Worst case scenario In the Health Service Journal in July, management consultant Chris Robson, who works with NHS trusts on purchasing, predicted the cost could be up to £900m. When we talk this month, he says things have not changed much, around a billion pounds per year, he says. But he is keen to stress that is […]

RFID Discovery: Case Study Theatre Kitting with RFID

In any acute hospital, ordering and preparing materials for scheduled and emergency procedures is a key process which traditionally takes up a large proportion of clinical time. By pioneering the use of RFID technology to centralise and streamline the management of theatre supplies, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (CUH) have freed up time for clinical […]