Typically a hospital’s route to the healthcare technology market was either a capital purchase or leasing. However, these two options only provide hospitals with access to financing options. What hospitals really require is access to a complete equipment management solution.

What is a managed equipment service?

This type of solution is a relatively new procurement method that improves collaboration between the public and private sectors. An MES solution allows you to benefit from the latest healthcare equipment with an always-on solution for a known fixed, monthly, quarterly, or annual fee. With an MES, the solution provider doesn’t just sell the equipment; they provide a full managed service for a fixed fee. This managed service agreement typically includes the following:

  • Replacement of the equipment at given intervals ensuring it’s always up to date
  • Full maintenance and service packages
  • Consumable items
  • Installation and commissioning of the equipment
  • Training (as required)
  • Facilities management
  • Disposal of the equipment
  • An asset and contract management system to monitor and track both the equipment and any associated contracts
  • A bespoke financial solution designed to generate significant cost savings

What are the benefits of a Managed Equipment Service Solution?

With dwindling budgets hospital managers and procurement directors need to consider the cost of the investment, against the potential return more than ever. A Managed Equipment Service can provide NHS Trusts with an always-on solution that gives you access to innovative healthcare technology alongside many tangible cost-efficiency benefits.

  • Better patient throughput and outcomes
  • Simple procurement process
  • Simple documentation
  • No disposal costs
  • Matching costs against assets economic useful life
  • Known future costs
  • Simple budget planning
  • Flexible, with the ability to add additional elements in the future
  • Up-to-date technology
  • Priced future deliveries
  • Guaranteed uptime
  • Discounts for large volume & service
  • Save time & money
  • Potential VAT reclaims
  • Fixed interest rates
  • Increased cost efficiency and management

NHS Shared Business Services Framework for Clinical Managed Services

We consider the healthcare sector a key market and have helped a considerable number of hospitals improve their patient care in the UK and across Europe via our solutions. 

But don't just take our word for it, we are one of a limited number of suppliers to be awarded a place on the NHS Shared Business Services Framework For Clinical Managed Services. For a full list of the frameworks we currently sit on, please click here


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We are completely independent and are not owned by any manufacturers or banks. Therefore we can provide you with unbiased advice and ensure you remain in complete control. Furthermore, you also benefit from having the freedom of choice to combine multiple manufacturers within your technology estate.


With over 40 years of experience behind us, we like to think we've learned a thing or two along the way. Throughout our previous customer projects, we have gained valuable experience, which we put into practice to benefit our current and future customers.


We adhere to a strict code of conduct, and as such, our contracts provide you with complete transparency. Our pricing model provides you with fixed costs and 0% inflation, while also presenting you with all your options for the end of the contract term. Above all, we work with you to find the best solution.


We work to ISO principles and are a member of the Finance and Leasing Association as well as a recognised lessor on several leasing and managed services frameworks. We combine this financial and commercial competence with our technological expertise to provide maximum value to our customers.

International Reach

With a presence in 30 countries covering Europe, North America, South America and Australia and New Zealand. We can facilitate our service into one contract across multiple geographies and sites.

Single Point of Call

We provide a single point of contact for all of our customer's technology requirements. Whether it be an issue with the procurement of assets, the rollout of the assets, right through to our remarketing and data deletion service, we have a solution bespoke to you.

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Global Business Development Manager, Healthcare

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