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NHS: Procurement

Volume 502: debated on Monday 14 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the result was of the Strategic Review of Collaborative Procurement in the NHS; and if he will publish the report of the review. (304250)

The Strategic Review of the Collaborative Procurement Hub Programme was undertaken by Ernst and Young in the second half of 2007 and was intended to inform a wider assessment of commercial capability across the Department and the national health service. This wider assessment took place during 2008 and resulted in publication of “Necessity—not Nicety”, a new commercial operating model for the NHS and the Department.

A copy of the report of the Strategic Review of the Collaborative Procurement Hub Programme presented to the Department by Ernst and Young has been placed in the Library.

This report is also available on the NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency's website, via the following link:

www.pasa.nhs.uk/pasa/Doc.aspx?Path=[MN][SP]/NHSprocurement/National%20procurement/Strategic%20Review%20of%20CPHs_080417.pdf

A copy of “Necessity—not Nicety” has also been placed in the Library:

This document is also available on the Department’s corporate website, via the following link:

www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Publications/PublicationsPolicyAndGuidance/DH_098876

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the terms of reference are of the joint OGC and NHS Purchasing Supply Review; when the review will be completed; and whether the results of the review will be published. (304251)

The title of the review was “The Office of Government Commerce’s Procurement Capability Review of the Department of Health”. The final report was published by the Office of Government Commerce in November 2008.

The terms of reference of the review have been placed in the Library.

The following documents have already been placed in the Library:

procurement Capability Review Programme—Department of Health

procurement Capability Review Programme Improvement Plan—Department of Health

OGC Procurement Capability Reviews Tranche Three Overview report