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

The governance of the Association rests with the board of Trustees. The Executive runs the day to day business of the Association supported by a National Stakeholder Group of Regional Co-ordinators , Specialist Area Co-ordinators and National representatives from across the U.K.

HCSA is a registered charity in the UK, is entirely self-financed through a combination of income from conferences, seminars, other training events and advertising.

Membership is open to all procurement and supply professionals within the healthcare sector in the UK. We do not currently offer membership to providers of products and services to the healthcare industry. We do however, welcome their attendance and involvement at some of our annual events.

The Health Care Supply Association 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 Trustees and Executive 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