The Health Care Supply Association (HCSA) welcomes the imminent issue of a Key Messages Briefing and acknowledges the work undertaken to progress NHS Supply Chain’s objectives.
The focus now is to maximise savings and benefits delivery through a closer partnership between NHS Supply Chain and Trusts. Our Trust members will continue to challenge and support in a positive way to ensure their organisations accrue maximum financial and service benefit.
The HCSA is pleased that progress has been made in addressing the savings system issues and we share the sense of priority this issue clearly has.
The debate about the NHS England/NHS Improvement funding model needs now to be placed in the context of a policy decision that has been made.
Finally, feedback from our members indicates that delivering non-pay savings is becoming ever more challenging and all of us now need to focus on savings delivery.