21 April 2016

Savings in Postal Communications – How the Health Sector can take advantage of developments in postal products and services

Every year public sector organisations spend more than £650 million on transactional and ad hoc mailings. Despite growing use of electronic messaging, Government departments, councils, hospitals, further education bodies and schools depend on effective postal communications to raise revenue, deliver efficient public services and interact with the public. In the NHS it is increasingly important to keep in contact with patients in a flexible and secure manner.

Trusted, Flexible and reliable, printed mail is far and away the most inclusive medium and the most effective way to reach all members of the community. But it is increasingly important to utilise all media channels.

The importance of postal communications to the public sector is reflected in its annual expenditure on correspondence, bulk mailings, Postage Paid and other postal services. According to the Crown Commercial Service, (CCS), the public sector spends in excess of £650 million per annum on physical post. The Health sector alone spends nearly £80 million.