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HCSA Clinical Procurement in Partnership Award

This award recognises an individual or team who has introduced a new innovation project/change in practice or product into their organisaton resulting in significant improved patient outcomes, clinical engagement and supplier relationships. The individual or team must demonstrate how they have transformed business/clinical practice through implementing collaboration/engagement to implement change.

Your submission should be able to demonstrate as many of the following as possible where applicable:


• How the project has resulted in new ways of working to improve patient outcomes/clinical engagement/supplier relationships/efficiencies and cost savings/best value procurement

• The purpose, aims and objectives of the initiative and why it was implemented

• Impact and results achieved which could include effects on productivity, efficiency, patient turn-around, cost savings/best value outcome, or culture change

• How you plan to develop or sustain the work going forward


Nominations for this award are not restricted to members of the HCSA and can be made on behalf of anyone working at any level in the health care purchasing and supply function. The nomination must be proposed by a member of the HCSA.

To view the Awards submission guide click here

To view the Awards evaluation criteria click here

To register your nomination click here


HCSA Logistics Excellence Award

This award recognises outstanding performance from an individual or team, who have gone above and beyond to make a real difference within their organisation, its customer service, supply chain or wider logistics network.

Delivering exceptional results that have truly made a positive impact and created a high performing resilient team/individual contribution.

Nominations for this award are not restricted to members of the HCSA and can be made on behalf of anyone working at any level in the health care purchasing and supply function. The nomination must be proposed by a member of the HCSA.

To view the Awards submission guide click here

To view the Awards evaluation criteria click here

To register your nomination click here


HCSA Procurement/Supply Chain Team of the Year Award

This award recognises achievement in a number of complementary areas in delivering excellence to the NHS stakeholder organisation(s) which it serves, demonstrating some or all of the following:

  • Customer service excellence
  • Delivery of financial and other benefits
  • Development and adoption of good practice
  • People development and succession planning
  • Collaboration with NHS, private, public and third sector organisations
  • Strategic focus
  • Adoption and implementation of the NHS Standards of Procurement

Nominations for this award are not restricted to members of the Association and can be made on behalf of anyone working at any level in the health care purchasing and supply function. The nomination must be proposed by a member of the Association.


To view the Awards submission guide click here

To view the Awards evaluation criteria click here

To register your nomination click here


HCSA Procurement Excellence Award

This award recognises someone who has consistently performed their role in health care purchasing and supply to a level of excellence.



This might include one or a number of the following:


  • Has delivered or helped to deliver significant improvement in their organisation and/or profession
  • Has been highly innovative in performing their role
  • Has widespread and acknowledged peer recognition in striving for and achieving excellence in organisational and/or professional development
  • Has delivered or helped to deliver significant savings or other efficiencies through their own initiative and/or exceptional dedication
  • Has demonstrated outstanding ability to lead an organisation, a project or a team
  • Has demonstrated exceptional progress or commitment to improving their own professionalism or that of colleagues in their own organisation
  • Has developed and established excellent relationships within their own organisation or between their own organisation and others, leading to demonstrable benefits

Nominations for this award are not restricted to members of the Association and can be made on behalf of anyone working at any level in the health care purchasing and supply function. The nomination must be proposed by a member of the Association.


To view the Awards submission guide click here

To view the Awards evaluation criteria click here

To register your nomination click here


HCSA Cross Functional Collaboration Award

This award will recognise the NHS procurement/supply chain management team and its partner organisation (private or public sector) which through the development of a collaborative partnership can demonstrate some or all of the following:

  • Efficiency gains that are quantifiable in real cash terms
  • Tangible service improvement benefits
  • Key characteristics of this successful collaboration
  • Innovative and sustainable attributes developed through the partnership
  • Transferability and ease of adoption by other partnerships within the NHS
  • Measures taken to successfully engage NHS stakeholders within the customer organisation

Nominations for this award are not restricted to members of the Association and can be made on behalf of anyone working at any level in the health care purchasing and supply function. The nomination must be proposed by a member of the Association.


To view the Awards submission guide click here

To view the Awards evaluation criteria click here

To register your nomination click here


HCSA Unsung Hero Award

This Award recognises the efforts of an individual who has made a substantive and consistent contribution to a project or as part their everyday work, often going above and beyond to deliver.

Nominations for this award are not restricted to members of the HCSA and can be made on behalf of anyone working at any level in the health care purchasing and supply function. The nomination must be proposed by a member of the HCSA.


To view the Awards submission guide click here

To view the Awards evaluation criteria click here

To register your nomination click here


The Chairman's Award

Someone who has had an extensive career in the health care purchasing and supply function and has made an exceptional contribution. This might include one or a number of the following – e.g. someone who:

  • Has been at the forefront of strategic change
  • Has made a significant contribution to the health care supply profession
  • Has significantly raised the profile of the profession, or their organisation(s)
  • Has performed their role (strategic or operational) to a level of excellence and with dedication, enthusiasm and professionalism, over a number of years, directly or indirectly supporting colleagues to deliver frontline patient care

Nominations for this award are not restricted to members of the Association and can be made on behalf of anyone working at any level in the health care purchasing and supply function. The nomination must be proposed by a member of the Association.


The President's Award

An individual or organisation who have made an outstanding contribution to the NHS, NHS Procurement and the HCSA.

The recipient(s) will be nominated by the Executive ratified by the Trustees and approved by the President.


HCSA Procurement & Supply Chain Leader Award

This award recognises a leader at any level a future leader/aspiring candidate or someone that has an innovative way of working or leading by example. They can be at start, midst or final years of career consistently performing their role in health care purchasing and supply to a level of excellence. This might include one or several of the following:

  • Positive impact on others and the world around them leaving a legacy of success
  • Great communication, enthusiasm, and problem-solving skills
  • Promotions or activities above and beyond role
  • Specific successful projects, outcomes or areas of focus
  • Inclusive non judgemental open to all views
  • Represents the profession with pride
  • Leading with brilliance, purpose and passion
  • Leads and lifts others to achieve excellence
  • Creativity, vision and integrity in their character
  • Setting the pace for themselves and others

Nominations for this award are not restricted to members of the Association and can be made on behalf of anyone working at any level in the health care purchasing and supply function. The nomination must be proposed by a member of the Association.