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New appointment to NHS Supply Chain Regional Advisory Forum

24 May 2023

NHS Supply Chain is pleased to announce that Virginia Massaro, Chief Financial Officer, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, has been appointed as Chair of the NHS Supply Chain London Regional Advisory Forum.

Virginia will be joining the NHS Supply Chain National Advisory Board chaired by Sir James Mackey and will be representing the membership of the London NHS ICS’ at these meetings.

The NHS Supply Chain Advisory Board aims to influence and lead procurement strategy by engaging with the senior stakeholders who understand the challenges faced by the NHS. Sir James Mackey, the Chief Executive of Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, is the Chair of the National  Advisory Board which oversees four regional forums, North, Midlands, South and London. 

I am delighted to be given the opportunity of taking over the reins as Chair of the London Regional Advisory Forum. The Board provides an essential role in the strong and effective partnership working between NHS Supply Chain and its customers. For me it is particularly important to help support an area which culminates in such essential supply to frontline services, with a combined focus on stronger outcomes for our service users, emphasising the importance of social value and delivering ever better value for money.

Virginia Massaro, Chief Financial Officer, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

I would like to thank our outgoing chair of the London Advisory Forum, Lucie Jaggar for all her hard work and also welcome Virginia as the new chair. This is a really exciting and dynamic time for procurement and supply chains in the NHS and I know the network will welcome her drive and enthusiasm.

Sir James Mackey, Chief Executive, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

I would like to thank Lucie Jaggar for her dedication and contribution during her time on the National Advisory Board. I would also like to welcome Virginia Massaro onto the Board, her insight and experience will be invaluable in shaping the NHS’s procurement strategy.

Heather Tierney-Moore, Chair of the SCCL Board


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About NHS Supply Chain

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

We manage 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 1100 suppliers. This enables us to bring value to our NHS partners, helping them save time and money in removing duplication of overlapping contracts.

Our operating model aims to leverage the buying power of the NHS to drive savings and provide a standardised range of clinically assured, quality products at the best value through a range of specialist buying functions.

The model consists of specialist procurement functions delivering clinical consumables, medical technologies, capital medical equipment, and non-medical products such as food and office solutions. Two enabling services for logistics and supporting technology underpin the model.

NHS Supply Chain is committed to enabling the NHS to deliver safe and excellent patient care.