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ipad small Case Study: Procuring a secure digital environment for NHS health and social care data in the East of England

NHS health and social care data has immense value beyond the direct care of patients. It accelerates the discovery of new treatments from industry and academia and helps the NHS to plan better services. 


22 February 2024


Nurturing hands caring for the planet Carbon Reduction Plans (CRP)

The NHS net zero supplier road map has published new guidance outlining the NHS requirement for all Carbon Reduction Plans (CRP) to be proportionately extended to cover all procurements from 1st April 2024.


02 February 2024


A man and two women communicating non verbally, one woman is a translator Framework launch: Language Services

A complete solution for procuring language services to support delivery to service users who speak, communicate, or read languages other than English.


31 January 2024


Image of woman smiling Get to know Rhiannon Sarginson

In our new ‘Get to know’ series, we will introduce a different member of staff each month, to give our customers insight into the different roles and expertise at the Hub and the people that perform them.

To kick off the series, we would like to introduce Rhiannon Sarginson, our Engagement Manager.


30 January 2024


Woman and Man sitting opposite each other at a desk covered in documents Framework launch: Statutory Audit

The *new* framework includes an extra lot, Lot 4 - Assurance Reviews.  Additional suppliers are now available too.  All audit services available via the agreement conform to current as well as future legislation and audit best practice.


29 January 2024


Rachel Morris Thumbnail Finding the right fit – research informs new NHS procurement solutions for patient-focussed stoma care

The East of England NHS Collaborative procurement Hub shares patient insights into the challenges of living with a stoma, along with the benefits of new NHS procurement frameworks, developed by the Hub, with quality-of-life improvements for ostomates in mind.


09 January 2024


Ambulance 2 1 Webinar: Base Vehicle Awards in the Ambulance Sector

The Hub is hosting a webinar on the 17th January 2024 in collaboration with Mills and Reeve focusing on base vehicle awards for conversions to double crewed ambulances.


04 January 2024


Doctor looking at computer tablet Framework launch: *New* Wound Imaging Solutions

This new national agreement is available to Hub members, members of the partner hubs of NHS PiP and the wider NHS.


03 January 2024


Colleagues looking at data analysis charts Data to drive better outcomes in workforce management

Hub members have access to insightful business intelligence and analysis re Workforce procurement thanks to the NHS Workforce Alliance's new data reporting suite.  Read on to discover how this could help your organisation.


08 December 2023


Nurturing hands caring for the planet Sustainability support for Pharmacy

To understand issues around sustainability and social value (SSV) and help to collaboratively solve them, the Hub's Pharmacy team is proactively engaging with suppliers and NHS colleagues across the region.


06 December 2023


Man on the computer. Mills and Reeve Webinar: Provider Selection Regime

Register now for a webinar led by Jenny Beresford-Jones, and Rona McPherson from Mills & Reeve LLP.


22 November 2023


NHS The East Anglian Clinical Waste Collaborative

The East Anglian Clinical Waste Collaborative is a group of 8 Trusts across 2 ICSs, cooperatively tendering their clinical waste requirements. 


27 October 2023


NHS PiP Radiopharmaceuticals and Associated Consumables framework Framework launch: NHS PiP Radiopharmaceuticals and Associated Consumables

This new Procurement in Partnership (NHS PiP) framework has been developed to assist NHS trusts with their nuclear medicine needs.


29 September 2023


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


Woman and Man sitting opposite each other at a desk covered in documents 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