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PPIB Training for Hub Members
21 February 2018

The NHS Improvement PPIB Tool (Purchase Price Index and Benchmarking) is provided to Trusts as part of the Carter programme. The tool enables Trusts to understand their purchased product price performance when compared to prices paid by other trusts and identify opportunities to reduce variance and save money.

The Hub is pleased to offer our members free PPIB Tool training, tailored to suit Trusts' needs and individual levels of competency. 

Topics and issues covered include: 

  • Provide introductory training on how to use the PPIB tool, navigate the application and identify the potential savings
  • Advise Trusts in how to embed use of PPIB in to their processes so it becomes an effective daily tool to challenge supplier pricing/quotations and inform discussion
  • Produce a variance report for trust savings and provide category management expertise to identify real world savings opportunities for your trust
  • Document findings and actions for trusts to evidence progression of the Carter requirement to reduce unwanted variation


For more information on PPIB Tool training, or to arrange a session (for up to five employees), please contact