This year’s recipients of the annual HCSA Awards were announced at a Gala Dinner at the Hilton Manchester, Deansgate on Wednesday night (23 November).
The Lord Mayor of Manchester was in attendance alongside more than 500 assembled guests as the awards were handed out.
The HCSA Chairman’s Award went jointly to Cathy Griffiths, who will be retiring in March 2024 and will become L&D Lead for HCSA, and Chris Fuller, Director of Procurement, NHS South Central & West CSU.
HCSA Chairman Mark Roscrow said: “I am delighted to make Cathy one of the recipients of this year's Chairman’s Award. I have had the pleasure of knowing Cathy for a number of years and she will retire next year after a lifetime of service to NHS procurement. She has also been a huge supporter of HCSA and we look forward to seeing her drive our L&D offering forward in the future.”
On the honouring of Chris Fuller, Mark added: “Chris has devoted his working life to the NHS and has undertaken a wide range of procurement jobs in a standout career. His reputation is unrivalled among his colleagues and I’m delighted to recognise his huge contribution to the NHS procurement community.”
The HCSA President’s Award was given to the HCSA Women’s Network which held a highly successful first conference this year. New HCSA President Matthew Swindells wanted his first award to be something memorable and for an individual, or group to has done something that was truly unique and had made a real difference. The HCSA Women’s Network fitted this ideally and they are truly worthy winners of this prestigious award.
Congratulations to everyone who received an award this year and many thanks to all who put forth nominations in what was another very difficult year for the judges due to the calibre of submissions.
Full award winners details:
HCSA CHAIRMAN’S AWARD
HCSA PRESIDENT’S AWARD
HCSA Women’s Network
HCSA Procurement/Supply Chain Team of the Year Award
The Birmingham & Solihull Procurement Collaborative: Making the Birmingham Pound Go Further
United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust Materials Management
HCSA Cross Functional Collaboration Award
North Midlands and Black Country Procurement Group: Developing a Pan ICS Group Procurement Organisation
The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust, Mid Yorkshire Teaching NHS Trust: The Collaborative: Pan Pathology Procurement
South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit - Clinical Procurement Team Building an Oasis - Collaboratively developing healthcare services for a Secure School
HCSA Procurement Excellence Award
Barts Health NHS Trust Soft FM Transformation Programme
Lancashire Procurement Cluster
HCSA Logistics Excellence Award
NHS Supply Chain, NHS England, UK Health Security Agency: The Diagnostics National Lateral Flow Device Project
North Central London ICS: North Central London Supply Chain Development Programme
HCSA Clinical Procurement in Partnership Award
South Yorkshire ICS Procurement and Clinical Teams: Orthopaedics - Primary Hip and Knee SY ICS Collaboration
North of England Commissioning Support (NECS)
Specialist Led Primary Care Orthodontic Services
HCSA Unsung Hero Award
NHS Shared Business Services
Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
HCSA Procurement and Supply Chain Leader Award
Health Procurement Liverpool
Lord Philip Hunt Award
Procurement Development Programme Overall Winner