NHS Supply Chain

The new NHS Supply Chain Operating Model was implemented in July 2018 and is now aimed at delivering improved procurement and logistics support to the NHS.

The Procurement Transformation Programme delivering the NHS Supply Chain Operating Model is one of the highest-profile programmes in government. As part of the program, the new operating model will flex the tremendous buying power of the NHS, saving £615m annually – a major contribution to healthcare efficiency.

Currently only 40% of the NHS’s £5.7bn spend on everyday hospital consumables, common goods, high-value healthcare consumables and capital equipment goes through NHS Supply Chain. The NHS Supply Chain Operating Model will double this to 80%.

The NHS Supply Chain Pavilion

The pavilion will provide visitors with a unique opportunity to engage with key representatives from the programme, including personnel from the 11 Procurement Category Towers:

Medical Category Towers

    • Tower 1 Ward based consumables
    • Tower 2 Sterile intervention equipment and associated consumables
    • Tower 3 Infection control and wound care
    • Tower 4 Orthopaedics, trauma and spine, ophthalmology
    • Tower 5 Rehabilitation, disabled services, women’s health and associated consumables
    • Tower 6 Cardiovascular, radiology, audiology and pain management

Capital and Non-Medical Category Towers

    • Tower 7 Large diagnostic capital devices including mobile and consumables
    • Tower 8 Diagnostic equipment and consumables
    • Tower 9 Office solutions
    • Tower 10 Food
    • Tower 11 NHS hotel services

Engagement Zone

Led by NHS Supply Chain and the Category Tower Service Providers (CTSPs), this zone will offer both buyers and suppliers a range of seminars and workshops focusing on the latest changes, developments and opportunities across each of the 11 Categories.

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