NHS LPP welcomes new board member

NHS London Procurement Partnership (NHS LPP) has welcomed influential procurement expert Duncan Eaton to its Steering Board as a new Non-Executive Director, where he will bring his passion for collaboration and innovation between national and local networks.

A well-known and highly respected figure in the NHS procurement community and beyond, Duncan has more than 40 years’ experience in public sector and civil service management and procurement, where he was at chief executive level for 16 of those years. A former visiting professor for the School of Management, University of Bath, he established and was CEO of the NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency between 2000 and 2006, during which time he was involved in a range of NHS procurement projects across London. He is a past Chairman and President of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) and previously played a major part in achieving the Institute’s Royal Charter. 

Currently he is Deputy Chair and Trustee of the Health Care Supply Association (HCSA) where he is a recipient of lifetime achievement award. He is also an advisor to the government’s All Party Parliamentary Group on health.

John Goulston, Chair of the NHS LPP Steering Board and Chair of the Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust said:

“It is a great pleasure to welcome Duncan to the NHS LPP Steering Board. We aim to ensure our Board membership brings the very best complementary skills and broad insight from across the healthcare system in order to deliver the best service to the NHS organisations we advise and support. 

“Duncan’s depth of experience and expertise will be invaluable as we help our members reset services following the pandemic and deliver the aims of the NHS Long Term Plan.”

Duncan Eaton, Non-Executive Director, NHS LPP Steering Board said:

“I am delighted to join the NHS LPP Steering Board.  I’ve always felt strongly that collaboration should be at the heart of NHS procurement and now more than ever there is a need for joint working between the national and trust level.

“As a supporter of NHS organisations across London, NHS LPP is the key to that collaboration and will play a crucial part as the health system moves forward.  I look forward to working with the leadership team as we deliver on the new vision for the future.”