NHS procurement transparency: NHS Standard Contract

Actions on procurement transparency for NHS provider organisations for 2015 onwards.


Procurement transparency


This updated document provides guidance to all NHS foundation and non-foundation trusts on the actions to take to increase openness and clarity about NHS procurement. Although this document is not applicable to independent sector providers of NHS healthcare, such providers may wish to consider the benefits of adopting the guidance in this document.

The actions focus on:

  • opening up public procurement
  • being transparent about expenditure
  • sharing expenditure data
Published 31 March 2014
Last updated 21 March 2017 + show all updates
  1. Added updated guidance.
  2. Updated guidance for all NHS Provider Organisations
  3. First published.