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Procurement and Supply Chain

OUH Procurement & Supply Chain

The Procurement and Supply Chain Team supports Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in delivering high quality care to our patients.

A high-performing procurement and supply chain function is vital to the success of running a safe, productive and efficient healthcare organisation, and can make a significant contribution to both financial and operational performance.

We work closely with our clinical and operational colleagues to maximise the value from our supply chain by applying effective strategic sourcing and commercial expertise to all expenditure.

The team is committed to working constructively and collaboratively with our suppliers in developing value adding opportunities and harnessing the potential for our supply chain to support the Trust in delivering better care to our patients and in improving operational performance and efficiency.

Whilst cost reduction activity remains important, our focus is beyond the traditional approaches, and is for the Trust to become the 'partner of choice' for key suppliers across the healthcare sector - a key strategic partner for product/service development, research, innovation and working collaboratively to improve healthcare for patients.

Strategy 2018 - 2021

Our Procurement and Supply Chain Strategy was approved by the Trust Management Executive in 2018 and focuses on the following areas:

  • Strategic Sourcing - Divisional Procurement / Medical Technology
  • Strategic Sourcing - Corporate and Non-clinical
  • Supply Chain Transformation
  • Commercial and Contract Management

Procurement and Supply Chain Strategy 2018-2021 (pdf, 269 KB)

'Tube Map'

The Procurement and Supply Chain Team plays an important role in supporting the clinical and operational teams to deliver a safe and effective service to our patients.

The supply chain for healthcare is multifaceted and complex with a huge range of activities and interactions undertaken by the team.

This is captured in a Procurement and Supply Chain 'Tube Map' which has been developed by the team:

OUH Procurement, Commercial, Supply Chain Tube Map (pdf)

Innovation and efficiency projects

The Procurement and Supply Chain team works closely with clinical and operational colleagues and suppliers to develop innovative and value-adding projects to improve patient care.

You can read about some recent projects in the document at the link below:

Procurement and Supply Chain Innovation and Efficiency Projects (pdf, 181 KB)

Find us and contact us

Procurement Department
OUH Cowley
1st Floor, Unipart House Business Centre
Garsington Road
Oxford OX4 2PG

Tel: 01865 743124

Procurement Managers - Contact Numbers (pdf, 189 KB)


Thank You - Procurement and Supply Chain Team (May 2020)

NHS terms and conditions for procuring goods and services -

Department of Health: NHS eProcurement Strategy update July 2017 -