Crown Commercial Service

Hot topics at this year’s UK Health Show

Thank you to those of you who took the time to visit us at the UK Health Show this week. I certainly enjoyed meeting so many trusts and having the time to chat about your procurement challenges and how we can help you.

Some common topics of interest at the show were health workforce issues, our Crown Marketplace programme’s purchasing platform for technology products, and our brand new Technology Services 2 framework so I’d like to direct you to some information that you might find helpful:

Nick Caton, Head of Wider Public Sector, shared the stage with Mario Varela, Managing Director, London Procurement Partnership, to discuss how collaborative buying has the potential to achieve significant efficiencies. During the session Nick discussed:

  • Current developments within the CCS operating model and its integration with NHS commercial priorities
  • The evolving relationship of CCS with the NHS procurement hubs in order to reduce duplication in the public sector and deliver value for the NHS
  • How wider NHS stakeholders can work with CCS to support us in our development of strategies and frameworks

If you missed the session, you can view the slides online.

There has never been a more important time for effective collaboration and it is essential that we all work together, and use our resources as efficiently as possible, in order to ensure the delivery of critical frontline health services for citizens.

If you would like to find out more about any of the topics Nick discussed or how we can help you with any specific procurements, please get in touch or call our customer service centre on 0345 410 2222.