After nine years with NHS Forth Valley, Head of Procurement, Bob Jarvis has placed his final order – for a well-earned and happy retirement.
Before Bob joined the NHS as a Project Manager, his career read like a Who’s Who of private business: Consultant at PRTM Ltd, Purchasing Manager at Phillips, General Manager Mailway Packaging, the whisky years at William Grants and Jim Beam (Whyte and McKay) and Global Procurement Director at Service Air Ltd in Manchester.
During his time in NHS Forth Valley, Bob brought about huge change in the procurement world both locally and nationally, helping Forth Valley and seven other Health Boards achieve ‘superior status’ in the Scottish Government Procurement Capability Assessment. NHS Forth Valley also recently achieved A+, the highest rating on the new Procurement and Commercial Improvement Programme.
In addition, Bob helped introduce a ward stocking system run by logistics staff which has been a huge success, reducing stock levels and wastage.