The HCSA had a productive meeting with DH Senior Officers this morning and welcomed the opportunity to be briefed by key decision makers whilst ensuring the voice of the profession was heard.
We welcome the Secretary of State’s renewed focus on procurement whilst stressing again that the role of a Trust Procurement Team is much wider than price savings ( albeit crucial to our Trusts).
The FOM announcement takes forward a new agenda and we are particularly pleased that NHS providers have been so successful in this competition.
We will work with all the players-current and new to deliver efficiency and support patient care.
We are committed to the success of FOM and a vibrant future for NHS Procurement.
Finally, we thank all those staff in NHS Supply Chain who have continued to provide vital services at a time of uncertainty. Their contribution and support is often unrecognised but no less valued.