Let’s Talk Fleet Risk

A podcast for those who manage drivers and their vehicles, and want to reduce road risk in their organisation.

NHS Hospital transport: a gigantic challenge

9th October 2021

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Show notes: NHS Hospital transport challenges: van drivers, grey fleet & outsourced transport

My guest in this episode is David Malone who is the Transport and Travel Advisor for The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

His responsibilities include setting and implementing the strategic direction for all hospital managed transport as well as all delivery transport movements to and from site.

This includes not just fleet vehicles, vans, pool cars and grey fleet but also car parking, park and ride, passenger transport services, taxis and couriers.

David also chairs two Best Practice Groups for the NHS National Performance Advisory Group – one for Transport and Logistics, and the second for car parking, sustainable transport and active travel policy.

In this podcast I’m going to be talking to David about how he manages such a wide range of transport activities including a grey fleet of almost five thousand and the challenges of driver communication with such a large workforce. We discuss the challenges around ensuring outsourced transport providers meet their legal obligations to manage road risk, and we look at how the Trust’s transport activities will need to develop in the future to meet their zero-carbon ambitions.





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