Small and medium-sized enterprise action plan

How the Department of Health and Social Care will support its small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).



The plan sets out the activities that will take place to support SMEs during the department’s procurement processes. The action plan supports the government’s aspiration that 33% of procurement spend will go to SMEs by March 2022.

Published 7 December 2012
Last updated 26 October 2018 + show all updates
  1. The action plan has been replaced with a revised version for 2017 to 2020.
  2. The SME action plan has been updated to include DH progress on SME spend targets, DH process improvement achievements to date and revised future actions for the DH and the wider NHS.
  3. First published.