September 2014: Coperforma, the hospital transport Managed Services company, has been awarded a 2014 Health Service Journal (HSJ) Value in Healthcare Award by a panel of senior and influential figures from the national health sector.


The HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards recognise examples of outstanding efficiency in different areas of the NHS, with a particular focus on the demonstrable improvements that have been made in support services and clinical initiatives. The judges this year included Charles Alessi, Chairman of the National Association of Primary Care; Professor Jonathan Kay (Clinical Informatics Director) and Michael Macdonnell (Head of Strategy) for NHS England; and Val Moore, the Implementation Programme Director for NICE.


Coperforma won the ‘Value and Improvement in Transportation and Logistics’ category for an Efficiency Review that the company conducted on behalf of a regional NHS ambulance service, which pinpointed the changes required to improve the efficiency and quality of the service and the patients’ experience of it too.


The Efficiency Review Service is just one of the consultancy services that Coperforma provides for NHS organisations. The others are a Managed Transport Service (using the company’s proprietary scheduling software that responds in real time to fluctuating transport requirements), a Managed Transport Pilot, a Contract Performance Management Service and a Turnaround Service.

Michael Clayton, Managing Director of Coperforma, says: ‘In 2012 we won an HSJ Efficiency Award for our Managed Transport Service, and we are delighted to have this new award for one of our consultancy services in 2014. Our entire business model is focused on improving transport services, and it’s very satisfying to be recognised by the industry for our ongoing success in this area.’