Logistics & Courier Service

Driven by excellence

Here in SCAS’ Commercial Logistics Service, it’s our job to move parcels, mail, passengers and medical specimens across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire safely and securely.

I’m one of a team of experienced drivers and support personnel, with access to a large fleet of vehicles, to help ensure that other parts of the NHS, as well as SCAS, continue to operate efficiently and effectively with the right supplies, information, specimens and patient records in the right place, at the right time.

Goods transported in 2015/16

We deliver and collect on a day to day basis to acute hospitals, community hospitals, mental health sites, GP surgeries, county councils, PCT offices, dentists, opticians, pharmacies, and to South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust sites across three counties and other clinics.

We provide the following collection and delivery of the following services:

  • pathology specimens
  • internal mail
  • pharmacy items
  • patient medical records
  • laundry
  • bulk items between sites
  • IT items
  • transfer of staff across hospital sites
  • Ad hoc requirements.

Logistics Services use mobile phones as a communication tool and tracking systems within Berkshire.

The process for the tracking of key elements of the operation is a vital aspect of the day to day operations of the Logistics Services. The process in place ensures that contract requirements are:

  • flexible to the requirements of the business
  • easy to use and administrate
  • resilient in the event of system errors
  • cost effective to the point of fulfilling all requirements.
  • this tracking system currently tracks, traces and identifies specimens, drugs and, in the future, medical records.

SCAS is pivotal in driving economic growth, improving business standards and securing high quality contracts for the future. This in turn benefits the environment by the creating new ways to conserve, protect and efficiently use the recycling stream.

For more information about Commercial Logistics Service, please email Arleen.Mcfarlane@scas.nhs.uk

During 2014/15, logistics transported;

  • 338,928 Specimens
  • 12,852,265 Goods
  • 53,201 Passengers

We deliver mainly for the NHS between hospitals and GP surgeries. Overall logistical activity continues to rise to meet the ever-increasing demand and passengers increased due to the introduction of new shuttle bus services for staff to and from Wexham Park Hospital.

Great work these guys do. Thanks for helping.

@RichardJWebb25

Specimen samples transported in 2015/16

Passengers transported in 2015/16