Hello to all taking a well earnt break from the day to day to read our Newsletter, which is hopefully, packed with stories and areas of interest.
As always, Procurement and Supply Chain Teams become extremely busy at this time of year and I would ask our customers to consider discussing early, or letting teams know if you are closed, or have extra clinics to ensure continuity of supply remembering many suppliers are closed.
Over the past few months I, along with many others, have been reviewing national challenges and opportunities that really could make a massive change at Trust level with FOM getting ever closer, league tables based on data that some may question its pedigree. Change is coming and we need to have our say to ensure it is changed with us as a profession and not just done to us. As Chief Officer of HCSA, we are a voice for the profession and we would love to hear from you to ensure we are sharing your views in the right way.
Clients’ savings plans and delivery of robust contracts for goods and services are going well with only 3 months left until the end of the financial year, with some focus already looking over the horizon to 18/19, clearly without taking our foot off the pedal for 17/18.
I wish you and your families Seasons Greetings and look forward to catching up in 2018.
Director of Procurement & Commercial Services