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webinar Webinar: Procurement Bill and Legal Update with Mills and Reeve

Please join us for the next webinar in our series of legal updates with Mills & Reeve, which will focus on the Procurement Bill.

20 September 2023

External audit External Audit - useful tips for contracting authorities

Our Corporate Services team shares a handful of helpful tips for procuring external audit services, recently garnered whilst conducting market engagement.

18 September 2023

Nurse holding hand of patient NHS Workforce Alliance Video: Discover the workforce services and support the Alliance offers the NHS

In this short video, find out how the Alliance supports NHS trusts and ICBs with workforce requirements, as well as helping them achieve efficiencies, savings and improvements to patient care. 

05 September 2023

Health Procurement Keeping up to date on the Procurement Bill

As the health procurement system is politically influenced, it is important for us to keep ahead of new developments and changes in legislation that affect our ways of working.

04 September 2023

Sustainable Tool Funding of £230m announced under Phase 3C of Government’s Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme

The further funding for the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme has now been announced.

04 September 2023

Wound Care Wound Care Project Yields Savings

The Hub has been working collaboratively on a wound care project which has resulted in significant savings potential for one of our region’s ICBs.

18 August 2023

Man on the computer. NHS Procurement Graduate Training Scheme

We are pleased to announce that all four NHS procurement hubs, including the East of England NHS Collaborative Procurement Hub (EOECPH), are taking part in the NHS Procurement Graduate Training Scheme.

01 August 2023

pharmacy package being delivered to patient at home The Hub’s Joe Bassett goes to Westminster for Homecare Medicines Services Inquiry

Our Assistant Director of Procurement, Pharmacy and Healthcare Services, Joe Bassett, who is also Chair of the National Homecare Medicines Committee, has been to the Palace of Westminster to give evidence in the House of Lords Select Committee Inquiry into Homecare Medicines Services.

06 July 2023

Happy birthday NHS Celebrating 75 years of the NHS

To celebrate 75 years of the NHS today, we spoke with Howard Rolfe, Managing Director at the Hub, to discuss his experiences with the NHS and thoughts on its future

05 July 2023

Stoma Care Nurse Sponsorship Service Framework Launch: Stoma Care Nurse Sponsorship Service

This new framework, available to all members across the four NHS collaborative procurement partners of NHS PiP, and the wider NHS, offers a consistent way for procuring a stoma care nurse sponsorship agreement between trusts and suppliers.

31 May 2023

Sustainable Tool Evergreen Sustainable Supplier Assessment online tool

The Evergreen Sustainable Supplier Assessment is an online tool designed for suppliers to engage with the NHS on their sustainability journey and to understand how to align with the NHS net zero ambition.

26 May 2023

EPR   Ambulance Crew Resize Full Framework Launch: Electronic Patient Records – Ambulance Trusts

The East of England NHS Collaborative Procurement Hub is pleased to announce our new Electronic Patient Record framework specifically for ambulance trusts. This framework has been endorsed by NHS Digital and Technology and offers a route to market for ambulance crew systems for electronic patient records.

16 May 2023

Website survey Website Survey

The Hub have begun the process to develop a new website. We are excited to announce we will be working to create a new, dynamic website that will enable easy access to our frameworks and services. Help us to develop the site by completing our short 5 minute survey.

12 May 2023

Joe Bassett The Hub's Joe Bassett is new Chair of the NHMC

The Hub's Assistant Director of Procurement, Pharmacy and Healthcare Services, Joe Bassett, takes on the role of Chair of the National Homecare Medicines Committee (NHMC).

03 May 2023

Analog Phones The Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) switch off

The traditional landline telephone network in the UK, the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN), is due to be switched off by December 2025, with some providers ceasing service even earlier. A number of systems rely on the PSTN and as such, the potential impact to trusts is widespread.

21 April 2023

Plastics Support reducing single-use plastics in the NHS on International Earth Day

The NHS has a big drive to stop using single use plastics with the aim of them being entirely banned from October 2023. Supporting the NHS ambition to become the world’s first carbon net zero national health system by 2045 will require big changes for the NHS and for NHS Supply Chain.

21 April 2023

Folded sheets in laundry Laundry and Linen Services Total Solutions

The four partner hubs of NHS Procurement in Partnership (NHS PiP) are getting ready to launch the Laundry and Linen Services Total Solutions framework in early May.  The new agreement will be available to all NHS PiP partners' members.

18 April 2023

Doctor vaccinating a patient NHS England Clinical Waste Strategy

NHS England has recently published its NHS clinical waste strategy setting out an ambition to transform the management of clinical waste and ensuring waste is processed in the most cost-effective, safe, efficient, and sustainable way.

06 April 2023

NHS PiP Information Update on Procurement Bill

NHS Procurement in Partnership (NHS PiP) has been keeping abreast of progress on the Procurement Bill. Changes to the rules on public sector procurement are still making their way through Parliament. The bill could be approved this spring but the new regulations may not come into effect until spring 2024. 

04 April 2023

Webinar Training Webinars on the new Patient Safety Incident Response Framework

The way the NHS responds to patient safety incidents will change this autumn when the new Patient Safety Incident Response Framework (PSIRF) replaces the current Serious Incident Response Framework.  A series of NHS England webinars has been scheduled to help prepare for the transition.

22 February 2023

Nurturing hands caring for the planet Carbon Reduction Plan (CRP) Guidance published by NHS England

NHS England has published their Carbon Reduction Plan (CRP) Guidance to support suppliers in preparing for the requirement to submit a carbon reduction plan for all NHS contracts worth over £5 million per year.  This requirement comes into force from 1st April this year, as set out in the NHS Net Zero Supplier Roadmap.

21 February 2023

webinar Procurement Bill Legal Update with Mills & Reeve

Please join us for the next webinar in our series of legal updates with Mills & Reeve, which will focus on the Procurement Bill.

20 February 2023

Pharmacists at work Framework launch: Hybrid Outpatient Pharmacy Dispensing

This new national agreement has been developed for use in complex and challenging environments, unsuitable for traditional outpatient dispensary services.

15 February 2023

Nurturing hands caring for the planet Training opportunities re Net Zero and Sustainability and Social Value

Several training opportunities around these priority environmental factors in procurements are being offered by CCF at NHSE via the FutureNHS online platform.

They include webinars on carbon reduction as well as a drop-in session and a new e-learning course on net zero and social value.

07 February 2023

Patient having arm wound dressed Wound Imaging Solutions framework update

We've created a Wound Imaging Solutions web page containing useful resources for members on how wound imaging works and how our framework can benefit patients.

A stakeholder group is being set up as we look towards developing a replacement framework.  The current one expires next year following a final extension.

06 February 2023

Pile of reports on lady's desk New suppliers added to Independent Investigations framework

New suppliers are now live on NHSE's Independent Investigations framework following its annual refresh of providers.

12 January 2023

Business meeting at a desk cropped image Framework updates from Corporate Services

A summary of the latest framework news from the Hub's Corporate Services team.

07 December 2022

people taking part in a training session Business Services becomes Corporate Services today

The East of England NHS Collaborative Procurement Hub's Business Services team has undergone a name change and is now known as Corporate Services.

01 December 2022

Hospital workers in corridor with patient Webinar: Procurement Portal Overview

Join us for a webinar, led by Mills & Reeve, on using the Health Procurement Portal and its benefits.

22 November 2022

female nurse talking to older male patient New Framework - Appliance Prescription Management Service

A national agreement giving trusts and other public bodies access to the provision of regular, reliable, managed appliance prescription services.

21 November 2022

people taking part in a training session How training and development can help mitigate stress for NHS staff facing change

Coaching and mentoring are among the wide range of services available to Hub member trusts through our Training & Development Services framework. 

25 October 2022

Webinar Training AdviseInc Procurement Dashboard Training

The AdviseInc Procurement Dashboard is an initiative that supports trusts by providing more detailed data on NHS procurements, which in turn may identify opportunities for savings.

20 October 2022

Folded sheets in laundry Guidance from NHSE on Linen and Laundry Services

NHS England has issued guidance on procurement of linen and laundry services as well as recommendations for actions trusts can take around rising charges.

14 October 2022

Webinar Training Net Zero and Social Value drop-in sessions

Online drop-in sessions about Net Zero and Social Value are being hosted by NHS England.

07 October 2022

Webinar Training Hub to host a meeting on the CCIAF

Join the Hub on Monday 24th October for a meeting to share knowledge and experience of using the Commercial Continuous Improvement Assessment Framework (CCIAF).

07 October 2022

NHS PiP Information NHS PiP: Using the Estates Portfolio from Concept to Completion

Member trusts of all the partner organisations making up NHS Procurement in Partnership (NHS PiP) can access a broad range of frameworks within the Estates and Facilities Management category that can support projects from concept to completion.  We explore some of them and ways we can support you.

28 September 2022