We are pleased to announce the launch of three regional Temporary Staffing Strategic and Best Value groups (‘TSGBVG’); Surrey, Kent and Sussex.
By engaging all Trusts in one region, we hope that we can work together to improve Temporary staffing sourcing. HR and procurement managers will review sourcing behaviours and expenditure and searching for opportunities to work together in order to reduce inefficiency and wastage.
First meeting dates have already been placed in the diary for Kent and Surrey (Sussex has yet to be confirmed):
Date: 20th July 2015
Time: 1pm to 4pm
Venue: Kent + Medway NHS& Social Care Partnership NHS Trust
Date: 23rd July 2015
Time: 1pm to 4pm
Venue: Surrey and Sussex Healthcare Trust
NHS Commercial Solutions are pleased to announce the launch of its new Construction Consultancy Framework. This agreement is open to all NHS Trusts within the UK and covers the following lots
- Lot 1: Project Manager
- Lot 2: Architect
- Lot 3: Building Surveyor
- Lot 4: Quantity Surveyor
- Lot 5: Building Services Engineer
- Lot 6: Structural Engineer
- Lot 7: CDM Coordinator
Complimentary private sector tickets for P4H 2015 – usual price £95
As an official event partner, Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has secured a limited allocation of complimentary tickets to the UK’s premier healthcare procurement event, P4H 2015, which is taking place on 9 July at the ICC, Birmingham.
The NHS is facing one of the most critical periods in its 67-year history with financial sustainability one of the key objectives outlined by Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England, in his business plan for the NHS. In his first major speech since the General Election, Mr Stevens described the challenges faced by the NHS in becoming more effective. One of these is the need for more efficient procurement.More
Collaborative Partnership NHS CPP Reaches Final Stages for HSJ Value and Improvement in Procurement Award
NHS Collaborative Procurement Partnership (NHS CPP), a four hub collaboration comprising NHS North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative (NOE CPC), NHS London Procurement Partnership (LPP), NHS East of England Collaborative Procurement Hub (EOE CPH] and NHS Commercial Solutions has been finalised for a prestigious award to recognise its role in helping to drive improvement and value in healthcare.
The HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards seek to recognise and reward outstanding efficiency and improvement by the NHS as well as look for examples of demonstrable improvement in outcomes.More
The NHS Collaborative Procurement Partnership (NHS CPP) comprising the four NHS collaborative procurement hubs (NHS London Procurement Partnership, NHS Commercial Solutions, East of England NHS Collaborative Procurement Hub and NHS North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative) has awarded and implemented a Total Cardiology Solutions framework agreement.
Led on behalf of CPP by LPP, this framework agreement covers the broad range of cardiology product categories and is available for use by CPP NHS members and the wider NHS.More
We are pleased that the NHS Collaborative Procurement Partnership has been named as a finalist for the Public Sector Award at the Procurement Leaders Awards 2015 for our National Nurse Agency project.
NHS Collaborative Procurement Partnership (NHS CPP) comprising the four NHS Hubs - North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative (NOECPC), NHS London Procurement Partnership (LPP), NHS Commercial Solutions and East of England NHS Collaborative Procurement Hub (EOE CPH).More
NHS Commercial Solutions has awarded a framework agreement for the provision of services for the secure deletion of data from, and subsequent disposal of, redundant ICT assets.
Unauthorised disclosure of information is a major risk to organisations working with sensitive data, mainly due to the increasing dependence on electronic storage systems and the use of disposable media. NHS and third party systems may contain sensitive, patient-identifying or business critical data.
NHS Commercial Solutions is pleased to announce we have gained a place on the NHS England specialist and niche provider list.The directory, in the CCG Learning Environment, lists commissioning support services and organisational development support organisations that are able to provide support to CCGs.
This will enable us to continue our already successful programme of work supporting commissioning organisations in all their procurement requirements.
Leading ambulance personnel representing 12 European countries gathered for a two day Kick-off meeting at the Royal College of Art’s Dyson Gallery in Battersea on Wednesday and Thursday (11 & 12 February) last week to kick-start a consultation process focusing on the design and build of an innovative hi-tech 21st century ‘Smart’ ambulance which, when completed, could significantly alleviate pressure on Emergency Departments and hospitals.
Participants viewed a full-size Demonstrator Box that embodies design features informed by a 9 year research project. The box, modeled on a typical A& E ambulance patient treatment unit, was designed by the Royal College of Art’s Healthcare Research Lab, part of the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design. Ambulance and healthcare delegates from as far afield as Spain, the Netherlands, Denmark and Finland were shown the box’s hi-tech interior and invited to share their thoughts on what clinical design elements on display would best improve the shape of their own nation’s ambulance delivery
Managing Telecommunication spend can be a tough task, especially in the ever changing NHS arena and no strategy seems sustainable for the long run. This requires keeping up to date with the market and technology dynamics and be prompt to harvest the best out of it to suit your organisational need.More
The NHS Collaborative Procurement Partnership – of which the NHS Commercial Solutions is a member - has been shortlisted for a Government Opportunities (GO) Award 2015/16 for its nursing and nursing-related staff framework agreement.More
I hope you all have settled back into the routine and just in case I forgot to say - happy 2015! The HCSA Council is meeting on Wednesday 21st January and the preceding evening the HCSA Executive is meeting with our President - Lord Hunt at the House of Lords. Lord Hunt continues to give his time generously to HCSA matters. The Council has a really packed agenda including how we drive forward our partnership with the Department of Health (DH) to support the development of the profession. Our DH colleagues strongly share our ambitions and I know are keen to invest in supporting the skills of our 'front line' Trust-based Procurement Teams.
National Procurement Strategy boost as NHS hubs formalise collaboration, working together and sharing of appropriate frameworks
The National Procurement Strategy has received a major boost as the four NHS procurement hubs have agreed to work to common Principles, and where practical have opened a number of frameworks to their combined membership, cutting duplication and giving trusts immediate access to a wider range of OJEU compliant frameworks.More
Trusts met on Friday 5th December for the launch of the Total Cardiology Solutions framework agreement, being developed by the NHS Collaborative Procurement Partnership.
The NHS Collaborative Procurement Partnership comprises the four NHS collaborative procurement hubs (NHS London Procurement Partnership, NHS Commercial Solutions, East of England NHS Collaborative Procurement Hub and NHS North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative).More
Alyson Brett, Chief Executive of NHS Commercial Solutions is also the President of The European Public Procurement Alliance (EHPPA). In the wake of the publication of the NHS Procurement Atlas of Variation, Alyson talks about how international networking and sharing best practice in procurement can help raise standards in the NHS.
EHPPA was set up in collaboration with French procurement colleagues some three years ago, and we now have members from ten countries across Europe. We are delighted to hear that Lord Carter recently referenced the importance of global networking in procurement. One of EHPPA’s primary objectives is to establish effective benchmarking across a range of clinical and non -clinical categories to improve the procurement performance of its members in the European market.More
We are pleased that Leicester Partnership NHS Trust has become a member of the NHS Commercial Alliance and welcome them on board.More
Following a rigorous procurement process, NHS Commercial Solutions has awarded a framework agreement for the provision of services for the secure deletion of data from, and subsequent disposal of, redundant ICT assets.More
NHS hubs to collaborate on Total Orthopaedic Solutions framework agreement with 1st January 2015 go-live date
The four NHS collaborative procurement hubs (NHS Commercial Solutions, NHS London Procurement Partnership, East of England NHS Collaborative Procurement Hub and North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative) are embarking on an ambitious and innovative project to develop, award and implement a Total Orthopaedic Solutions framework agreement.More
This national framework agreement commenced on 14th May 2014 and was established in collaboration with three other NHS procurement hubs to meet the need for ensuring the provision of quality temporary and permanent staff from the UK and overseas. The contract is for an initial period of two years, plus two optional one-year extension periods.More
In August 2013, the Department of Health launched the 'Better Procurement, Better Value, Better Care: A Procurement Development Programme for the NHS'. This aims to help Trusts deliver £1.5bn to £2bn efficiency savings by 2015/16 to help protect frontline services and put in place a set of enablers to sustain the savings for the future.More
NHS Commercial Solutions are pleased to announce the award of an alliance wide NHS list of preferred medical locum agencies for our member trusts to use for their medical locum requirements.More
Arthroscopy is a type of keyhole surgery used to diagnose and repair problems with the joints, or to remove fragments of loose bone or cartilage. An arthroscope - a type of endoscope - is inserted through a small incision to investigate the damage to an interior joint. The procedure is most commonly performed on the knees, but can also be used on wrists, elbows, ankles and shoulders.More
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