Monthly ArchiveJuly 2018

We’re Hiring!

We are seeking a full-time Assistant Buyer to join our growing team .

The Assistant Buyer will be joining a fast-growing early stage business where the primary focus is driving down prices and maximising savings for NHS Trusts across the country. Peto Ltd helps the NHS save money in purchasing of medical supplies and commodity items.   We have developed a service process, supported by our platform, which delivers cost saving opportunities across the board.  By applying our approach to many such items which aggregate to millions of pounds in value, we can deliver hundreds of thousands of pounds of savings to the NHS every year.

Based in Cowes you will work with a team of buyers, NHS Trust staff and external suppliers.  You will support the daily flow of purchasing including: selecting purchasing requisitions; obtaining price quotations and creating purchase orders, reporting and other purchasing support. You will use multiple software packages including: Oracle, Excel and Peto’s own cloud-based bespoke software.

Tasks include

  • Use the software to select and process Requests for Quotations (RFQs)
  • Liaise with suppliers over the telephone and via email to collect quotations
  • Negotiate prices with suppliers
  • Manage contact between suppliers and end users to answer product-specific questions
  • Research alternative products and suppliers
  • Conciliate and validate records, log savings and chase credit notes
  • Customer service and client liaison
  • Archive correspondence in a structured, auditable manner
  • May be expected to travel to other offices around the UK on occasion
  • Other buying and administrative support as may be necessary
  • Interacting with other offices to share and collect information


  •  The ideal candidate will come from a procurement administration background. Those with customer service/telemarketing will be considered.

Personal attributes

  • Quick learner and flexible
  • Proficient in MS Office suite particularly Excel
  • Capable of quickly learning and understanding different IT applications
  • Commercially focussed, with good negotiating, influencing, strong numerical and analytical skills
  • Process driven, accurate data-entry skills with strong attention to detail
  • Good communicator and team player with good networking and customer service skills
  • Calm under pressure
  • Able to work to targets, work under own initiative and to multi-task
Salary: £18,000 – £20,000 dependent on experience

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Happy Birthday NHS!

Happy Birthday NHS! As our infamous National Health Service turns 70 today, we take this opportunity to celebrate it’s achievements and to thank the extraordinary 1.4 million NHS staff members, who make it all possible.

Over the last 70 years, the NHS has transformed the health and wellbeing of the nation and become the envy of the world. We will look at the radical thinking that led to the creation of the NHS, how it’s evolved to meet our changing needs and the innovations we can look forward to over the next 70 years.

Where it all Began

Health Secretary, Aneurin Bevan, launched the NHS at Park Hospital in Manchester (now known as Trafford General Hospital) on 5th July 1948. This began with a hugely ambitious plan to bring good healthcare to all.

For the first time, hospitals, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, opticians and dentists were brought together under one umbrella organisation to provide services that were free for all at the point of delivery.

The health service would be available to all and financed entirely from taxation, which means that people pay into it according to their means.

Learn more about the history of the NHS here.

Innovation of the NHS

The National Health Service has delivered huge medical advances and improvements to public health, meaning we can all expect to live longer lives.

It is thanks to the NHS that we have all but eradicated diseases such as polio and diphtheria, and pioneered new treatments like the world’s first liver, heart and lung transplant.

Looking to the future, the NHS is becoming more integrated and investing in new medicines, genetic research and digital technologies like apps and artificial intelligence, which will ensure we continue to live longer and healthier lives.

NHS Employees

Without the skill, dedication and compassion of NHS staff, as well as the many volunteers, charities and communities that support the service, the NHS would not exist.

We want to say a massive THANK YOU to each and every member of staff that make the National Health Service possible.

The NHS is the UK’s largest employer and world’s 5th largest employer, with over 1.4 million staff from all over the world and more than 350 different careers, and we are grateful to each and every one. From the midwives who deliver us into the world, the GPs and pharmacists who advise and treat us, the nurses and doctors who come to our aid when the unexpected happens, the support staff that make appointments happen, the researchers at the forefront of innovation, and the list goes on.

Several NHS staff members share their proudest moments at work in the video below.

How we can help

Peto is a provider of cloud based software as a service (SaaS) combining technology with market mechanisms to generate and sustain procurement savings on low to medium value recurring purchasing.

Our focus is on the public sector and in particular the NHS. Drawing on a number of years experience with the largest NHS in the United Kingdom Peto has developed a platform which, working alongside inhouse teams, can deliver and sustain lower prices in a cost efficient fashion.

Get in touch to find out how we can save your NHS organisation money, by calling 0117 313 1282 or send us an email to