Healthcare provider InHealth will save £275,000 after agreeing a new deal to lease 184 vehicles from Lex Autolease.
The group, which delivers medical diagnostic tests to more than a million patients each year in hospitals, community health clinics and mobile units, plans to use the savings to support plans to treble the number of patients it sees over the next four years.
InHealth is aiming to see three million patients by 2020 covering 500 locations in the UK and wants to build more walk-in clinics and boost the number of MRI scanners it can provide for hospitals and health clinics.
The diagnostic services provider currently has five walk-in centres for patients in London, but expects to make one available in every major city in the UK by 2020.
Milton Chari, head of procurement at InHealth Group, said: “Whether it’s providing staff or equipment, health organisations across the UK depend on our ability to help with capacity at very short notice.
"Being flexible and responsive is absolutely critical to make sure patients get the services they need.
"Keeping our workforce on the road is key to this and the efficiency savings this deal will deliver will help fund the services we need to achieve our growth targets.”
Andrew Conway, business development manager at Lex Autolease, added: “One of the main challenges for InHealth is addressing the significant mileage incurred by the team and the high wear and tear on its vehicles as a result.
"The new agreement will ensure the team has access to reliable, fit for purpose vehicles to keep them on the road without having to handle the administrative burden that comes with managing a fleet.”