About NHS Supply Chain

NHS Supply Chain manages the sourcing, delivery and supply of healthcare products, services and food for NHS trusts and healthcare organisations across England and Wales.

We are part of the NHS family, managing more than 7.7 million orders per year across 129,420 order points and 16,705 locations. We deliver over 35 million lines of picked goods to the NHS annually, and our systems consolidate orders from over 930 suppliers.

This enables us to bring value to our NHS partners, including saving time and money in removing duplication of overlapping contracts.

Our business plan

We have now published our business plan for the current year in which we show how, as an organisation, we commit to playing our part in supporting the NHS to delivery safe and excellent patient care.

Our priorities will focus on the following areas:

  • Partner with trusts to deliver excellent patient care
  • Improve the way we work with trusts
  • Embed category strategy excellence, whilst driving savings
  • Strengthen resilience
  • Develop our data strategy, and pilot value use cases
  • Create the future.

Our six priorities identified for 2022 – 2023 will ensure that we continue to deliver the products and services needed by the NHS, both now and in the future.

Working in partnership

Delivering transformation cannot be done in isolation, and we look forward to working with NHS trusts, service providers, and all our stakeholders, as we play our part in supporting the NHS to deliver safe and excellent patient care.