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Switch to recycled paper pays financially and environmentally

Tuesday 23 October 2018The Sustainable Development Unit talk about how NHS trusts can now save carbon and pounds by switching to recycled paper.

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The clinical voice at the heart of procurement

Wednesday 10 October 2018Jo Gander, director of the Clinical and Product Assurance (CaPA) team, talks about their role as part of the new NHS Supply Chain.

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Roll cages

Friday 14 September 2018Find out why it is so important to return our roll cages.

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How to work with NHS Supply Chain: Food for savings

Thursday 13 September 2018Foodbuy, a leading food procurement organisation in the UK, is the new provider for food at NHS Supply Chain.

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Scan4Safety and delivering the eProcurement programme

Tuesday 11 September 2018NHS Supply Chain delivering its eProcurement programme in response to the governments Scan4Safety Programme.

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Upcoming Change to Our System Account Hierarchy

Thursday 19 July 2018We are making essential changes that will involve the introduction of unique district identifiers across all customers

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Working with you over the August Bank Holiday.

Wednesday 27 June 2018We would like to share with you our plans for the August Bank Holiday.

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National Catalogue October 2018

Wednesday 16 May 2018We will not be producing our printed catalogue this year

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It's all about quality data

Tuesday 15 May 2018Steve Graham, eProcurement/Scan4Safety lead at the DHSC and Gillian Fox, head of the eProcurement programme at NHS Supply Chain talk to National Health Executive magazine about the ways NHS providers and suppliers can simplify data management.

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Newcastle Hospitals’ Procurement Team Win Prestigious Awards

Friday 4 May 2018It's been a great year for the procurement and supplies team at Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

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London Consolidation Centre: Optimising the Supply Chain

Thursday 22 March 2018On NHS Sustainability Day, read about how our London Consolidation Centre has reduced the environmental impact of deliveries to customers.

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New national sourcing approach for med-tech devices for the NHS hits £100m in 2017

Wednesday 7 March 2018NHS Supply Chain operates the HCTED programme on behalf of NHS England. Read all about how the programme is progressing in this update from NHS England.

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Annual Customer Satisfaction Survey 2017

Thursday 8 February 2018Read how much you have helped us raise for Rainbows Hospice and how you will be making a difference

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Bridging the gap between procurement and clinicians

Tuesday 6 February 2018Clinical nurse advisor Emma Nuttall speaks to National Health Executive magazine about the role she has helping trusts meet Lord Carter’s efficiency challenge and why it needs to be done.

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Roll Cage Management at Christmas

Thursday 7 December 2017Why it’s important to return our roll cages at Christmas.

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Successful low-cost or no-cost change in hospital supply chain teams

Thursday 16 November 2017Mark Vallentine, Implementation Manager, NHS Supply Chain gives his thoughts on successful low-cost or no-cost change in hospital supply chain teams.

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Working with you over the Christmas/New Year 2017/18 bank holidays

Wednesday 15 November 2017We would like to share with you our plans for the Christmas/New Year bank holiday.

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Future proof the replacement of your medical equipment

Thursday 9 November 2017Unlocking investment in Capital equipment, replace aging assets and generate savings by utilising our Strategic Investment Planning service

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Capital Savings and Improvement Workshops

Thursday 12 October 2017Are you interested in hearing how you can drive savings through collaboration?

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Our October 2017 National Catalogue is now available - find out how to get your copy

Monday 2 October 2017We are pleased to announce the publication of the latest edition of our National Catalogue

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We are rolling out changes to our delivery labels and documentation

Monday 2 October 2017To support the Department for Health's Scan4Safety initaitive we are making changes to our delivery labels and documentation as part of our compliance journey

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Enabling our customers and suppliers to use GS1 standards and transact via PEPPOL

Tuesday 26 September 2017We are making changes to our processes and systems in line with the DH Scan4Safety programme

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NHS Supply Chain and Barts Health NHS Trust finalists at prestigious CIPS awards

Tuesday 19 September 2017On Wednesday night representatives from NHS Supply Chain and Barts Health NHS Foundation Trust were in a packed room of procurement professionals in London for the Chartered Institute of Procurement (CIPS) Supply Management Awards 2017.

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Capital Solutions 2017 Customer Survey

Tuesday 12 September 2017To ensure that we continue to deliver a consistent customer service, we undertake a monthly telephone survey.

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Health and Care Innovation Expo 2017

Thursday 7 September 2017The High Cost Tariff-Excluded Devices (HCTED) programme is hosting two panel discussions at NHS England’s Health & Care Expo in Manchester.

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A trust's perspective on the transition to HCTED

Wednesday 30 August 2017It’s been over a year since NHS England’s High-Cost Tariff-Excluded Devices (HCTED) programme was launched.

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Working with you over the August 2017 bank holiday

Wednesday 9 August 2017We would like to share with you our plans for the August bank holiday.

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Sustainable Development Report out now

Monday 24 July 2017We are pleased to announce the launch of our 2015-16 Sustainable Development Report.

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Nationally Contracted Products programme Customer webinar

Wednesday 12 July 2017NHS Improvement and NHS BSA delivered an NCP customer webinar on Friday 7 July

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NHS Supply Chain and Barts Health NHS Trust shortlisted for CIPS Awards

Wednesday 14 June 2017We have been shortlisted with Barts Health NHS Trust for this year's Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply awards for our work together on a product switching project.

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Facing Capital Constraints? Our Leasing Framework could alleviate the pressure.

Friday 9 June 2017To support you in maximising the benefits of leasing, we are able to offer a range of solutions.

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Every hour counts

Tuesday 23 May 2017Last year our first business-wide campaign for our Charity of Choice, Macmillan, was ‘Your Nurse, Your Hour’.

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Health Business interview: Ethical procurement

Tuesday 23 May 2017Did you know that NHS Supply Chain currently has over 200 suppliers committed to labour standards assurance through their contract conditions?

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Save a minimum of 10% when taking out point of sale maintenance cover

Sunday 14 May 2017Aggregating maintenance requirements at point of sale could drive further savings.

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The benefits of renewing your maintenance contract on time

Tuesday 11 April 2017Working with you to maximise the savings opportunities available when renewing your maintenance contract on time.

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Improving the customer experience on our website through a planned journey of change

Tuesday 28 March 2017We are beginning a journey of change for our website to make it easier for you to find the information you are looking for

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Experience exchange: The UK Modern Slavery Act & Ethical Procurement

Thursday 23 March 2017To help our Buyers find out more about ethical procurement, Stephanie Gibney, Ethical and Sustainability Manager at NHS Supply Chain set up a series of experience exchanges to talk about the work NHS Supply Chain is doing.

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NHS Supply Chain and City Hospitals Sunderland finalists at prestigious GO Awards

Wednesday 22 March 2017On Tuesday night representatives from NHS Supply Chain and City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust were in a packed room of procurement professionals in Manchester for the Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards.

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NHS Sustainability Day - Thursday 23 March 2017

Tuesday 21 March 2017We’re pleased to be supporting NHS Sustainability Day on Thursday 23 March 2017

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Save the date to save on your capital medical equipment….

Monday 30 January 2017Multi Trust Aggregation (MTA) is now a familiar concept in relation to the procurement of capital equipment.

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The frequency of our National Catalogue is changing

Thursday 26 January 2017We are moving to a single edition of our printed catalogue a year

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Trusted Customer events inform customers on savings and category strategies

Monday 23 January 2017NHS Procurement leads joined the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) and NHS Supply Chain to talk about the 24 Category Strategies and the Trusted Customer programme.

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Make Maintenance renewals part of your new year's resolution

Friday 16 December 2016With the new year upon us we’d like to take the opportunity for NHS Supply Chain to wish you all a happy and prosperous 2017!

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Clinical Nurse Advisors

Thursday 24 November 2016Find out more about Karen Hudson, NHS Supply Chain’s Lead Clinical Advisor for the North.

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Royal College of Nursing

Thursday 24 November 2016Best practice in procurement quality and safety event

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Financial options for the procurement of medical equipment

Friday 18 November 2016Insights from our latest webinar on the different options open to the NHS to finance medical equipment and unlock investment.

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NHS England Excluded Devices

Thursday 20 October 2016NHS Trusts successfully transition to the new ordering system for high-cost medical devices for specialised services and celebrate good practice.

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Maintenance, Repair and Calibration of Medical Equipment Framework Renewal

Tuesday 18 October 2016NHS Supply Chain have recently renewed their Framework Agreement for Maintenance, Repair and Calibration of Medical Equipment.

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The UK Modern Slavery Act 2015

Monday 17 October 2016One year on from the introduction of the Modern Slavery Act, the issue of slavery and human trafficking remains high on the agenda for Government and businesses alike.

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Working with you over the Christmas 2016 holiday period

Monday 26 September 2016We will be closed for deliveries and ordering on 26 and 27 December and 2 January.

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NHS Core List

Tuesday 23 August 2016NHS Core List aims to achieve best value by reducing product and price variations for everyday products that the NHS purchases

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Maximising your Budget through Collaborative Working

Monday 8 August 2016Since March 2012, over £61 million in incremental savings have been delivered back to the NHS through the DH Capital Equipment Fund.

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Procure4Health Conference 2016

Thursday 21 July 2016This year’s Procure4Health Conference took place in Birmingham on July 13

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Reducing the impact of price updates on your operations

Friday 15 July 2016Important new process coming August 2016

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Working with you over the August 2016 bank holiday

Friday 8 July 2016We would like to share with you our plans for the August bank holiday.

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NHS Confederation Conference 2016

Friday 1 July 2016This year’s annual NHS Confederation Conference took place in Manchester from the 15 to 17 June 2016

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The NHS Core List

Tuesday 28 June 2016Next phase offers national savings of up to £2.87m*

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Important Update – ECG Diagnostic Tab Solid Gel Adult Electrodes

Monday 13 June 2016To continue the drive for cash releasing savings, a change in approach to standardise, aggregate and commit volume has been agreed with NHSBSA

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GS1 - Working with the Department of Health's eProcurement Strategy

Wednesday 1 June 2016We are committed to supporting the implementation of the Department of Health's eProcurement strategy.

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NHSBSA & NHS Supply Chain joint annual customer survey creates charity donation

Wednesday 25 May 2016Each year NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) and NHS Supply Chain conduct a joint annual Customer Satisfaction Survey

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Aintree University Hospital NHS FT procurement partnership is on track to deliver over £1,100,000 savings by end of 2015/16

Wednesday 25 May 2016Saving £1.1m – why effective clinical engagement and our dedicated onsite resource was key for Aintree University Hospital NHS FT

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HFMA – Directors’ Forum

Wednesday 25 May 2016Finance Faculty Procurement Forum Review

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£3.45m* savings delivery on syringes and needles

Wednesday 25 May 2016The collective expertise and purchasing power of two leading NHS collaborations, the Shelford Group and the Working Together Programme, lead our savings delivery on syringes and needles

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The DH Consumables Fund has delivered £840k cash releasing savings through national volume commitment on high use product lines

Wednesday 27 April 2016The DH Consumables Fund has delivered £840k cash releasing savings through national volume commitment on high use product lines

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Software updates for all handheld eDC devices

Wednesday 27 April 2016We recently updated the software currently installed on all eDC handheld (PDA) devices

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Centralisation of the supply chain for high cost tariff excluded devices

Wednesday 13 April 2016Read the NHS England announcement here

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Working with you over the spring bank holidays

Tuesday 12 April 2016We would like to share with you our plans for the spring bank holidays.

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Examination Gloves

Thursday 7 April 2016Further price reductions

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April 2016 National Catalogue now available - Have you ordered your copy?

Friday 1 April 2016If you haven't already ordered your copy of the April 2016 National Catalogue, find out how you can receive one with your next order.

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Renewed Architectural Surgical Medical Systems framework launch

Wednesday 16 March 2016NHS Supply Chain launches a renewed and updated Architectural Surgical Medical Systems Framework (ASMS).

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eDC Gold Inventory Management

Friday 11 March 2016Optimise inventory, minimise waste, save more

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NHS procurement 'Swap Shop'

Wednesday 9 March 2016NHS procurement 'Swap Shop' saves £850,000

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Customer Board statement

Tuesday 8 March 2016The NHS Supply Chain Customer Board will be renamed the NHS Customer Board and facilitated by the NHS Business Services Authority.

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Appointment of Tim Slater as CEO NHS Supply Chain

Wednesday 24 February 2016Appointment of Tim Slater as CEO NHS Supply Chain

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Lord Carter’s report: Operational productivity and performance in English NHS acute hospitals: Unwarranted variations

Thursday 11 February 2016An independent report for the Department of Health by Lord Carter of Coles

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Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS)

Tuesday 9 February 2016NHS Supply Chain awarded the Corporate Certification Standard from the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS)

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National Radiotherapy Conference 2016

Tuesday 9 February 2016Radiotherapy community comes together to discuss the future delivery of UK radiotherapy services

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Aintree University Hospital NHS FT procurement partnership saves £1.1m

Tuesday 2 February 2016Aintree University Hospital NHS FT procurement partnership saves £1.1m

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Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust achieves over £213,000 in recurrent savings through prompt settlement discount scheme

Monday 11 January 2016Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust achieves over £213,000 in recurrent savings through a prompt settlement discount scheme.

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New Imaging, Radiotherapy and Endoscopy National Framework

Friday 8 January 2016New Imaging, Radiotherapy and Endoscopy National Framework is live

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NHS selects 20 Varian Truebeam Systems for cancer treatments

Wednesday 9 December 2015Varian Medical Systems issues a press release to announce their agreement with NHS Supply Chain to supply 20 TrueBeam cancer treatment systems.

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Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust save £10,000 on consultant microscopes

Tuesday 8 December 2015Working with Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust FT, generating £10k of savings on consultant microscopes in under two weeks

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Modern Slavery Act

Friday 4 December 2015Update on the Government Consultation – Transparency in Supply Chains Clause

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Returning your roll cages this Christmas

Friday 4 December 2015How you can help us maintain our service during the busy period.

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HCSA Workshop - small changes, big differences

Friday 4 December 2015HCSA 2015 – Passionate about Procurement

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Asset Management in the NHS

Thursday 3 December 2015The Health Service Journal supplement on capital medical equipment asset management provides innovative and useful insights on how the NHS could make efficiencies.

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Stay ahead of the April Maintenance contract renewal rush, renew early

Tuesday 10 November 2015Is your kit covered? Stay ahead of the April Maintenance renewal rush.

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HSJ NHS Supply Chain Customer Board Supplement

Tuesday 3 November 2015Our CEO Nick Gerrard introduces a special supplement on our Customer Board

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Collaborative approach helps Nottingham University Hospitals improve safety and save £630k

Monday 19 October 2015Collaborative approach reduces risk for patients and staff while generating over £630,000 of savings at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

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Annual Customer Satisfaction Survey Runs 20 October – 20 November 2015

Tuesday 13 October 2015Every year we invite our customers to take part in our annual Customer Satisfaction Survey to find out how they think we are doing in delivering savings and offering a great service.

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New Desserts and Snacks Framework from NHS Supply Chain

Thursday 1 October 2015We have consolidated two frameworks that will run for three years with an option to extend.

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Our October 2015 National Catalogue is now available - find out how to get your copy

Thursday 1 October 2015We are pleased to announce the latest edition of our National Catalogue is now available

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Customers on track to unlock £150m savings through NHS Supply Chain

Monday 21 September 2015NHS Supply Chain’s customers are on track to unlock £150m cash releasing savings from procurement by March 2016, with £100m1 already delivered.

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Study highlights the benefits of newer radiotherapy equipment on patient safety and productivity

Monday 21 September 2015Key opinion leaders, radiologists and clinical staff across England were involved in the study

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October 2015 - Our New Orthopaedics Offer

Friday 18 September 2015Representing the largest tender ever undertaken in the NHS Orthopaedic market, our new framework provides the English NHS with its first and only complete national procurement and supply chain solution, offering a single lot allowing compliant discounts across 14 categories.

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Setting up a clinical swap shop leads to big savings

Wednesday 2 September 2015Stephanie McCarthy, Clinical Procurement Nurse Specialist at Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, organised a clinical swap shop, saving her trust thousands of pounds.

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Latest price reductions through the Department of Health Consumables Fund

Tuesday 1 September 2015New price reductions are now available across more product categories through new commitment deals from the DH Consumables Fund.

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£481,000 savings available on ink and toner products

Friday 28 August 2015We have reduced prices by 19% on ink and toner products.

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Keeping trusts well hydrated

Tuesday 25 August 2015Organising emergency deliveries to Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Latest Sustainable Development Report 2014 out now

Wednesday 5 August 2015In our new report, we outline our commitment invested in delivering both cost savings and co-sustainability benefits to trusts.

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Are you moving to the NHS Core List for exam gloves?

Thursday 30 July 2015Trusts are seeing the savings that can be made (up to 23%) by switching in this key area.

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Working with you over the August bank holiday

Tuesday 28 July 2015We would like to share with you our plans for the summer bank holiday.

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Working with NHS Barnsley CCG to provide high quality standardisation of diagnostic equipment

Monday 27 July 2015The CCG identified that an investment in innovative diagnostic equipment will reduce health inequalities.

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Over 125 NHS providers are making a big difference in procurement

Monday 27 July 2015Voted the no.1 support tool by nurses in a Nursing Times Survey run last December* over 125 trusts have now ordered our free traffic light support system.

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Update to NPCs for Orthopaedics products

Wednesday 22 July 2015We are working to align NPCs for Orthopaedic products to remove duplicate codes.

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Are you making the most of what we’ve got to offer on Food and Catering?

Tuesday 21 July 2015See how we are working with our customers to offer great value and help improve patient outcomes with the nutrition they need.

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Great Staff, Poor Kit?

Friday 26 June 2015The latest medical equipment technology can save lives - find out more about

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Helping your Orthopaedic surgical teams get involved in procurement

Wednesday 24 June 2015Empowering your clinicians to get involved and support Lord Carter’s drive to unlock efficiencies in Orthopaedic procurement.

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NHS Supply Chain welcomes Lord Carter’s interim report

Thursday 11 June 2015NHS Supply Chain welcomes Lord Carter’s interim report.

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On target for £150m savings by April 2016

Tuesday 9 June 2015With cash releasing savings so far of £81m1 we are on target to deliver £150m by April 2016 working closely with our customers and suppliers.

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World Environment Day (WED) 5 June

Friday 5 June 2015We are proud to be supporting World Environment Day (WED) - a global day of action designated by UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme).

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Framework targets defibrillators use in the community

Thursday 4 June 2015Our Framework for defibrillators provides equipment that can be used in the community.

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Is procurement delivering for you?

Monday 1 June 2015At the recent HFMA Finance Directors Forum, Suzanne Tracey co-hosted, a plenary session with David Pierpoint Chain to discuss procurement, the challenges that trusts are currently facing and some of the potential solutions.

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Over 50 trusts sign-up to our free traffic light support system

Monday 1 June 2015Voted the no.1 support tool by nurses in a Nursing Times Survey run last December* over 50 trusts have now ordered our free traffic light support system.

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Partnership helps improve patient outcomes while lowering costs at Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS FT

Tuesday 19 May 2015Achieving reduced lengths of stay, re-admissions and mortality is a key part of the quality strategy at Wirral University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

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Coming Soon - our new Orthopaedics offer

Wednesday 29 April 2015We are bringing together our existing Orthopaedics Frameworks into one all-inclusive Framework.

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Small changes, big differences - improving patient care and delivering over £600,000 of savings by standardising prescription dressings.

Wednesday 29 April 2015We recently worked with Alison Hopkins, Chief Executive of Accelerate CIC to revisit her key learnings from the project and to learn more about how, two years on, they are still working to 2010 budgets.

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How much could comparable products save you? - Compare and Save 2015

Monday 27 April 2015This April, we are launching our Compare and Save programme which has been developed in response to the increasing financial challenges and constraints that you face on a daily basis.

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On-time renewals increase

Friday 24 April 2015…but did you renew your Capital Maintenance contract on time?

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Open letter from Mandie Sunderland

Friday 24 April 2015Mandie Sunderland talks about her work with NHS Supply Chain, the CPSN and the RCN.

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Our April 2015 National Catalogue is now available - find out how to get your copy

Wednesday 1 April 2015We are pleased to announce the latest edition of our National Catalogue is now available

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Nursing Survey Results

Monday 30 March 2015In order to help shape the small changes, big differences campaign we wanted to hear from nurses themselves. Over 850 nurses replied took part in our survey.

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Key learnings from our customers on getting clinicians engaged in procurement workstreams

Friday 27 March 2015We have worked with customers to understand how they have engaged these stakeholders to make efficiencies quickly and help improve overall patient outcomes.

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Think, Consider, Go!

Tuesday 24 March 2015Supporting nurses deliver on-going efficiencies in the purchase and use of clinical supplies with the Traffic Light Support System.

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Small Changes, Big Differences

Tuesday 24 March 2015The small changes, big differences campaign has been developed to help drive savings and promote patient safety with product quality and patient care being key factors.

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Innovative patient water jugs developed with patients and for patients

Monday 16 March 2015Nutrition and Hydration week takes place March 16-22, 2015.

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NHS Procurement Atlas of Variation – Phase 3

Wednesday 11 March 2015The Department of Health has launched the third phase of the NHS Procurement Atlas of Variation.

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Capital Equipment Maintenance cover expires 31 March

Wednesday 4 March 2015We are here to help with your Maintenance contract renewals, simplifying the process to avoid lapsed equipment cover, and avoid unplanned expense due to breakdowns.

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NHS Sustainability Day of Action 2015

Wednesday 4 March 2015We are signing up as a supporting organisation on the NHS Sustainability Day of Action website with the following pledges.

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Working with you over the spring bank holidays

Monday 2 March 2015We would like to share with you our plans for the spring bank holidays.

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NHS Supply Chain makes the shortlist for prestigious public sector procurement awards

Wednesday 11 February 2015NHS Supply Chain is proud to be shortlisted for the Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards 2015/16 which will take place on 26 February 2015.

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Helping clinicians to tackle procurement challenges

Friday 30 January 2015Read the January issue of Clinical Services Journal to read the discussion.

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The NHS Core List – next phase offering savings of up to £3.5m*

Monday 19 January 2015A range to help the NHS achieve greater efficiencies on everyday consumables

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External Contract Announcement

Tuesday 23 December 2014The Department of Health is currently reviewing how it can assist trusts to get best value across the whole of their £22bn non-pay spend given the financial pressures that the NHS is facing. The NHS Supply Chain contract is part of this review.

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eAuctions on canned goods delivers year-on-year savings of 15%1

Thursday 18 December 2014Finding different ways to achieve savings.

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Returning your roll cages this Christmas

Monday 1 December 2014How you can help us maintain our service during the busy period.

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Informing the direction of orthopaedic procurement and performance data collection.

Thursday 27 November 2014In the latest issue of the British Orthopaedic Association’s (BOA) Journal of Trauma & Orthopaedics, we talk about the drive on efficiencies that can help clinicians enable cost savings, whilst maintaining high standards of care.

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North West SMEs join forces to maximise NHS Procurement potential

Thursday 27 November 2014Businesses and commercial organisations from the North West gathered in Blackpool last month to meet with NHS Procurement experts.

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New Desktop Stationery Core Range – Successfully Launched

Thursday 27 November 2014Over 200 trusts are now part of the £5.8m* potential national savings on desktop stationery

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Jeremy Hunt King's Fund speech - eDC Gold, supporting the £10bn health savings through technology and innovation

Thursday 27 November 2014On 13 November The Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt addressed NHS managers through his King’s fund speech, calling on the NHS to work together to deliver the efficiency challenge outlined in the NHS Five Year Forward View.

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NHS Supply Chain at HCSA annual conference 2014

Monday 24 November 2014The HCSA annual conference in Central Manchester brought NHS procurement professionals together for two days of thought provoking and insightful sessions.

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NHS Procurement Atlas of Variation – Phase 2

Friday 7 November 2014This second release shows the differences in the amount hospitals pay for the same range of everyday items as featured in the first release including catheters, gloves and needles, but will contain refreshed data.

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NHS Supply Chain highly commended at procurement awards

Thursday 6 November 2014Our inventory management solution, eDC Gold, was highly commended at the 2014 Building Better Healthcare awards in London this week.

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How many nursing hours are lost searching for supplies?

Tuesday 4 November 2014Research has shown that nurses spend on average four hours per week searching for missing supplies, which is equivalent to 23 days per year1.

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Working Together Programme set to realise £400,000 annual savings1 from an eAuction on exam gloves

Wednesday 29 October 2014The independent Clinical Reference Group (CRG) for the Programme was fundamental in obtaining a regional consensus on the most feasible product categories for standardisation.

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Keep on top of discontinued lines and potential alternatives

Monday 20 October 2014Find discontinued lines and their potential alternatives* on our website and online catalogue

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New Desktop Stationery Core Range

Wednesday 15 October 2014Be part of the £5.8m* potential national savings on desktop stationery

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£29.5m savings through the Department of Health Capital Equipment Fund

Wednesday 1 October 2014In 2011, the Public Accounts Committee and the National Audit Office both raised concerns regarding the NHS’s fragmented approach to buying/procuring high value capital equipment. With the NHS spending approximately £500m per year on capital equipment, the potential for savings was considerable.

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Driving sustainable national savings - we’ve lowered our prices across eight key product areas by over £11.9m – get the full benefit.

Tuesday 16 September 2014We are continuing to work closely with our suppliers to drive further efficiencies in eight key areas.

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£4m saved1 on ultrasound equipment

Wednesday 3 September 2014NHS Trusts save £4m on ultrasound through the DH Fund

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£54m of potential savings1 identified across 15 key compare and save product areas

Tuesday 26 August 2014Backed by the Department of Health and the Cabinet Office, our comparative savings opportunities programme has delivered £1.6m savings2 in 2014.

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NHS Supply Chain - Championing SMEs

Wednesday 20 August 2014SMEs represent 27% of sales across NHS Supply Chain’s full contract portfolio

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NHS Supply Chain Customer Loyalty scheme – August and September 2014

Tuesday 19 August 2014We are pleased to announce a one-off rebate scheme for our top 100 trusts by transactional spend value, throughout August and September 2014

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NHS Procurement Atlas of Variation

Monday 28 July 2014NHS Procurement Atlas of Variation

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Nurses taking action

Thursday 24 July 2014Read Mandie Sunderland's interview in the RCN's monthly bulletin

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NHS Supply Chain's Capital Solutions team saved over £40m in 2013/14.

Wednesday 23 July 2014Capital Solutions achieved savings of over £40 million

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Eight key learnings on implementing efficiencies in your internal supply chain

Wednesday 23 July 2014With the launch of the eProcurement strategy by the Department of Health in May, the topic of in-trust supply chain efficiencies for clinical supplies has been given much needed visibility.

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Trusts save £677,905 on Renal Dialysis machines

Tuesday 8 July 2014Using the DH Capital Equipment Fund, trusts have saved over £7,500 on each machine.

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£18m saved for the NHS on clinical supplies

Wednesday 25 June 2014Working closely with our suppliers, we have saved the NHS £18m cash releasing savings.

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We’ve generated potential national savings of £3.3m on Ink and Toner Cartridges*; what savings could your trust make?

Monday 23 June 2014We are pleased to announce price reductions across our Ink and Toner range, resulting in an average saving of 9%*.

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Smarter management of consigned and high value stock with eDC gold – what could your Trust save?

Wednesday 18 June 2014There is an estimated £1 billion of the national NHS budget attributed to consignment stock...

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Nationally we’ve lowered our prices by £10.34m across eight framework areas

Wednesday 18 June 2014Underpinning the delivery of £150m cash releasing savings to March 2016.

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Save with our Audiological Implantable Devices

Monday 2 June 2014We have lowered prices on Audiological Implantable Devices by £77k

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Be part of the £1.69m savings on Hearing Aids

Tuesday 27 May 2014Nationally we have lowered prices on Hearing Aids by £1.69m resulting in an average saving of 2.8% on selected lines

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With eDC Gold Mid Cheshire reduced clinical time on stock by 74%

Thursday 22 May 2014Mid Cheshire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust opens the door to long-term efficiencies through smarter consignment stock management.

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Reduced handling will deliver £127,000 savings on photocopier paper over 2014/15

Wednesday 21 May 2014Working with suppliers, prices are already lower than Tesco*.

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We’ve moved: Capital Solutions team

Wednesday 23 April 2014We are pleased to announce the Capital Solutions have moved offices.

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Supply Chain Transformation - Update

Friday 11 April 2014As part of NHS Supply Chain’s strategic review we are now nearing completion of changes to our supply chain network.

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£150m cash releasing savings to be delivered by March 2016

Thursday 27 March 2014To meet this challenge we are working in collaboration with our suppliers on joint cost reduction initiatives.

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Asset Management in the NHS

Wednesday 19 February 2014A special report in HSJ addressed the Issue of ageing Capital medical equipment.

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How we help you to adhere to NICE guidance

Thursday 6 February 2014In response to the Innovation Health report published in 2011, NHS England are introducing a National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) compliance regime for the funding direction attached to the NICE technology appraisals.

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Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust set to save £160,000 on theatre packs

Tuesday 21 January 2014We worked with the trust to help deliver savings for Theatres.

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Revolutionising Radiotherapy services

Monday 2 December 2013Nottingham save over £800,000 in delivering their world class radiotherapy project.

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We are improving the way we communicate contract information

Thursday 24 October 2013We have changed the layout of our Contract Information pages to bring all relevant information in to one place.

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74% reduction in time and resource on orthopaedic stock management at Mid Cheshire

Thursday 17 October 2013Mid Cheshire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust opens the door to long-term efficiencies through smarter consignment stock management.

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Safer Sharps deadline has passed

Tuesday 25 June 2013The 11 May 2013 deadline for trusts to have a robust work plan in place to meet the EU Safer Sharps directive has now passed.

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The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

Friday 21 June 2013The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust invited NHS Supply Chain's supply chain review team to give a fresh perspective on their supply chain strategic and operational management.

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Daniels Healthcare Packaging Review Avoids Price Increases

Wednesday 15 May 2013Packaging review saves nearly 1,000 pallets to achieve supply chain efficiencies and avoid price increases to customers on clinical waste containers.

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Meat Contents Update

Tuesday 19 February 2013NHS Supply Chain is working with suppliers to ensure all meat matches what is on the contents label. At this time we are not aware of any issue affecting our supply chain and will update you further should the situation change.

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NHS Supply Chain Statement - Meat Contents of Chilled and Frozen Foods

Monday 11 February 2013The UK Food Standards Agency and UK DEFRA are investigating the meat contents of chilled and frozen food and at this time, we are not aware of this issue affecting our supply chain.

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NHS Procurement - 'Raising Our Game'

Monday 28 May 2012Guidance aimed at improving procurement across the healthcare system has been published by the Department of Health.

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