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  • HCSA
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The HCSA promotes the work of supply chain staff at all levels in healthcare. The HCSA provides training events and educational seminars, sponsors awards and hosts a high-profile annual conference.

The administration of the HCSA and organisation of events is undertaken by “Council” which consists of Regional Co-ordinators and other officers such as the Chair and Treasurer. To view members of the Council, please click here.

Membership is open to all purchasing and supply professionals within the healthcare sector in the UK. Please note: membership is currently not open to providers of products and services to the healthcare industry.

The HCSA is affiliated with the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS).

Welcome to the new HCSA website.

The HCSA was founded in 1960 to provide a voice and a network for NHS procurement staff – this original objective remains as important today as it did then. NHS procurement staff play a  vital role in supporting the delivery of healthcare and are a key component of the NHS family.

HCSA activity includes a prestigious Annual Conference; a well-regarded Professional Development Programme and a range of Regional Training Events. The HCSA Council ensures that our work is rooted in the NHS and reflects the needs of NHS Procurement staff.

NHS procurement has constantly developed since 1960 and has faced many organisational changes – what has been constant is the need for both a voice and a network – the HCSA remains committed to delivering this.

I do hope you find our resources useful.

Alan Hoskins MCIPS