4,373 members and growing, are your details correct please LOGIN and update NOW
HCSA LONDON & SOUTH REGIONAL EIS EVENT Back in May 2025 Date to be announced later in November 2024
HCSA MIDLANDS REGIONAL EIS EVENT Back in June 2025 Date to be announced later in November 2024
2024 HCSA NORTH REGIONAL EIS EVENT Back in July 2025 Date to be announced later in November 2024
Women's Network Conference Holiday Inn Regents Park 4th September 2024, Opening July 2024
HCSA Annual Conference 13 & 14 November 2024 Telford International Centre ON SALE NOW BOOK EARLY to save disappointment
Close Search

At the recent British Healthcare Trades Association (BHTA) Conference 2024, Andrew New, CEO of NHS Supply Chain, explored how NHS Supply Chain will change over the next five years to make it better to work in and with.

The BHTA Conference 2024 focused on the UK healthtech landscape over the next five years. It was a chance for BHTA members to hear from senior government and NHS speakers about how the changes made today will impact the future of the health service.

Andrew explained the fundamentals of the organisation: “NHS Supply Chain exists to try to simplify the way marketplaces work; to try to engage trusts on a collective basis so we get consistent decision-making, and it’s not sporadic as it has been historically; and to make these markets work more effectively.

“We’ve been doing a lot over the last year or so to reorganise the way we work at the same time as continuing to run very fast in delivering the benefits that all of our supply base offer to the NHS. None of this can be done without the whole system working together, and that’s a key principle of everything we’ve done.”

Andrew highlighted that NHS Supply Chain initially started out doing a fantastic job of focusing on what it was asked to do but not doing the job the NHS needs in the future. The slide below details some of the areas where NHS Supply Chain has built on solid foundations to ensure it is fit for the future.

In one year, NHS Supply Chain and suppliers have achieved a lot, Andrew explained. Headline achievements include:

  • Delivered £373 million of capital savings
  • Achieved circa £4 million of savings from value-based procurement opportunities
  • Strengthened resilience for the NHS
  • Successfully segmented 1,561 suppliers and commenced a supplier management programme

He underlined that there is an opportunity to save £40 million across the NHS, but there is a backlog of work, and it requires clinical intervention.

Date: 17 June

Posted in News on Jun 16, 2024

Back to News