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Committed to providing an effective and efficient procurement service


NHS Supply Chain is committed to providing an effective and efficient procurement service.

We are involved in £1.6 billion of the £5.3 billion NHS spend per annum. Our procurement team manages the purchasing and delivery of more than 620,000 products and distributes to over 600 healthcare organisations across the country.

We use our expertise and range of procurement services to select the most appropriate suppliers to deliver best value for money, quality, and where appropriate, sustainability for our customers.

Key benefits for suppliers working with us are:

  • Beneficial terms and conditions.
  • Product feedback from clinical and medical professionals.
  • Competitive and transparent tender and contract process.
  • Opportunities to increase sales and grow market share through purchasing volume and scale of customer base.
  • Promotion of new technology and innovative products support with marketing and communications.

Marketing programmes

NHS Supply Chain can offer suppliers the opportunity to participate in marketing programmes on its framework agreements.

  • Benefits individual or groups of suppliers within any specific agreement.
  • Programmes may take the form of promotions for individual products and suppliers or joint supplier marketing programmes.

To participate, suppliers will be expected to pay a fee proportionate to the cost and value of the promotional opportunity. Suppliers will not be obliged to take part in these promotions.

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A range to help the NHS achieve greater efficiencies on everyday consumables

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Fast Track Delivery Service

You never need to wait until their next delivery slot to replenish an out of stock item

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DH Fund initiatives for suppliers

Using the DH Consumables fund to support supplier prompt settlement discounts and commitment deals

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Add Catalogue Images at no extra cost

Maximise your presence in our online Catalogue

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NHS Supply Chain is committed to delivering £150m cash releasing savings

Suppliers can benefit from our ability to manage and administer customer commitment discounts

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Ebola virus – Important request for information

NHS Supply Chain is supporting the UK Government response on Ebola. This involves sourcing and supply of product for certain types of products.

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How we generate savings for the NHS

We have a number of methods that we use to save NHS customers time and money.

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New Savings Reports help trusts deliver greater savings

Our new and improved savings reports give NHS customers a complete overview of their spend, savings and cost pressures at portfolio*, supplier and product level.

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Last chance to advertise in our October 2014 National Catalogue

Advertising in our National Catalogue is one of the best ways to get your products noticed.

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Navagating the NHS Supply Chain Contracting Process

We are running a series of Supplier Workshops, designed to help new and existing suppliers to understand our contracting process.

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Supplier Partnership Workshop - September 2013

We held our second Supplier Partnership Workshop in September 2013.

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Case Study: wipes manufacturer Techtex achieves £1.3 million sales increase with NHS Supply Chain

By working with NHS Supply Chain, wipes manufacturer Techtex achieved a £1.3 million increase in sales to the NHS between 2009 and 2011

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Have you missed the webex training on our new supplier portal?

Not to worry - follow the following link and view the training session at your own pace.

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New Supplier Portal webex training

Training and support available for our new supplier portal system.

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Customer Procurement Savings Reports launched by NHS Supply Chain - Supplier Information

As the government's healthcare reforms gather pace, the NHS is seeking to maximise opportunities to reduce costs whilst maintaining patient outcomes.

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Business Leaders Forum

The NHS Supply Chain Business Leaders Forum at The Royal College of Surgeons on 28 February 2013 heard from a number of high profile speakers, addressing the major challenges of the NHS procurement landscape.

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Case study - Daniels Healthcare

Daniels Healthcare review packaging and save nearly 1,000 pallets to achieve supply chain efficiencies avoiding price increases to customers.

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NHS Supply Chain National Catalogue - advertising opportunities now available for the October 2013 edition

Have you thought about advertising in our National Catalogue? We have a variety of opportunities available and are now taking orders.

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Supplier Partnership Workshop - June 2013

We ran our first Supplier Partnership Workshop on 13 June 2013 as part of our commitment to work with suppliers to deliver savings and efficiencies to the NHS.

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Working with us - Clinimax Case Study

Working with NHS Supply Chain, Clinimax establish their new broad spectrum cleaner/disinfectant, Difficil-S

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NHS Supply Chain is working with SMEs

Working with NHS Supply Chain helps Gama Healthcare grow their NHS sales by £4.2m

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NWPD excellence in supply awards 2013

Get recognised for your contributions to excellent patient care.

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Your NHS Supply Chain Supplier Portal

The Supplier Portal provides information on e-commerce, stock management, financial reporting, reporting and the ability to amend both Blue Diamond and e-direct orders.

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Capital News Update 2013

The latest news from the Capital team.

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Working Together

Using a joint proactive approach, together we can improve customer experience and provide an enhanced level of service.

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NHS Supply Chain Contracting Workshops

We are running more of our popular contracting workshops in July and September this year.

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Spotlight on Innovation

Innovation Special Interest Group

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What are Consultation groups?

We bring end-users and procurement colleagues from across the NHS to inform our procurement.

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Price ranking from NHS Supply Chain

Price ranking sheets help NHS customers compare product prices at a glance by supplier.

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