NHS Procurement in Partnership
NHS Procurement in Partnership (NHS PiP) is the collaboration between four NHS procurement hubs; NHS Commercial Solutions, East of England NHS Collaborative Procurement Hub, NHS London Procurement Partnership (NHS LPP) and NHS North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative (NOE CPC).
The four-hub partnership began in 2014 with a shared vision of working together for the benefit of the NHS.
Collaboration is at the core of each organisation and our goal is to combine our expertise and resources to avoid duplication in the market and deliver the best value to our NHS colleagues. As a part of the NHS ourselves, we understand the pressures being faced by all departments. Our team have combined decades of experience across the procurement landscape, and we can work with you to find the best solution for your organisation.
NHS Procurement in Partnership have a wide range of framework agreements. Our work is focused across key areas including:
• Estates and Business Services
• ICT and Digital
• Sustainability and Social Value
• Data Management
• Workforce (as part of NHS Workforce Alliance in partnership with Crown Commercial Service)
• Healthcare Services and Pharmacy.
An updated full list of frameworks across our portfolio as at June 2023 is available here: NHS PiP framework list June 2023.
Sustainability and Social Value
Our Mission Statement
Sustainability and Social Value (SSV) has taken an increasingly important role in the way we carry out procurement across the NHS over the last few years and will be a huge part of what we do in the future. The four procurement hubs are committed to working together to consider SSV in everything we do. By collaborating on our aims and goals, we can share expertise, reduce duplication and achieve our objectives more efficiently.
We have a dedicated SSV workstream which has set out clear objectives for how we want to support customers, suppliers and others in the industry to achieve and maintain sustainability. We have SSV representatives in every NHS PiP workstream so that it is considered in all decision-making. We have also been working on aligning our SSV communications so that all NHS PiP customers are aware of our aims and objectives.
We are aiming to maximise our impact in the following focus areas:
- Sustainability – Working with national/regional teams to deliver a net zero NHS by 2045
- Social Value - Levelling up communities
- Modern slavery – Tackling Modern Slavery and upholding labour standards
We also want to ensure we continue to develop strong relationships with relevant stakeholders. To read more about our work and key areas of focus, please see our Workstream Key Objectives.
To find out more about our Sustainability and Social Value initiatives in the London region, please visit this website's SSV web pages.
For additional resources on sustainability and social value, please visit our resource bank located in the SSV section of this website. You may also fnd the following useful:
Learning and upskilling
Here you can find links to any relevant training.
Net Zero and Social Value training which is available to all NHS staff.
Initiatives or policies adopted by NHS PiP
Watch this space for any national policies or policies adopted by NHS PiP as we progress our sustainability and social value work on a national level.
Please get in touch with your local PiP hub for further information and to arrange access.
• NHS Commercial Solutions: firstname.lastname@example.org 01306 646 822
• East of England NHS Collaborative Procurement Hub: CPHenquiries@eoecph.nhs.uk 07770 350445
• NHS London Procurement Partnership: email@example.com
• NHS North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative: firstname.lastname@example.org 0114 212 2122