NHS procurement

Policy and guidance to help the NHS achieve excellence, value for money, and improvement in procurement.

These publications and resources support the ‘Better Procurement, Better Value, Better Care Procurement Development Programme for the NHS’ and general NHS procurement. The programme aims to help the NHS save £1.5 billion by 2015 to 2016.

NHS Supply Chain Master Services Agreement

A letter about the future of the NHS Supply Chain Master Services Agreement from Nick Scholte, Chief Executive of the NHS Business Service Authority was published on 9 October 2014.

Procurement development programme

Actions the government intends to take in the development programme and related guidance for the NHS (includes the NHS e-procurement strategy and transparency guidance, which will be published in 2014).

  1. NHS e-procurement strategy

    • Policy paper
  2. NHS procurement transparency: NHS Standard Contract

    • Guidance
  3. NHS: resisting cost inflation pressures

    • Guidance
  4. NHS terms and conditions for procuring goods and services

    • Guidance
  5. NHS procurement standards

    • Guidance
  6. NHS procurement: improving transparency and understanding performance

    • Guidance
  7. Improving procurement in the NHS

    • Policy paper

General NHS procurement

Publications to help improve NHS Procurement.

  1. Productivity in NHS hospitals

    • Independent report
  2. Atlas shows variations in NHS purchasing

    • News story
  3. Master Indemnity Agreement

    • Guidance