To support the delivery of high quality and safe patient care by developing & providing efficient and contemporary procurement functions managed by highly trained, knowledgeable & competent staff.
What Are We Doing?
Developing and harnessing a robust NHS
professional network to build and support
the required NHS commercial infrastructure
delivering and informing Corporate and
Increasing effective partnership working
across NW NHS providers & creating a
NW Procurement voice
Creating a vehicle for clinical engagement in
the procurement process to enhance both
quality & safety
Building confidence within Trusts, their senior
management teams and all relevant
stakeholders (both internal and external) by
evidencing that Procurement delivers Value
for Money, reduces commercial risk and
provides business continuity
Raising the profile of the profession internally
Embedding quality through consistent best
practice adoption and work ethos.
Why Are We Doing It?
To respond to the recent National Audit Office
report and PAC committee criticism regarding
inadequate landscape and procurement
capabilities and lack of evidence regarding
Value for Money.
To create new opportunities for the NHS
Procurement profession to drive the required
change management programme of success.
To drive significant value from each pound
spent enabling effective management of NHS
To raise standards, harness aspirations and
increase Network engagement across
procurement, finance and other NHS multidisciplinary
This is a real investment opportunity focussed
on Trust procurement.
& it is complementary to the
National agenda & direction