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Procurement and Supply Chain

OUH Procurement & Supply Chain

OUH Procurement and Supply Chain provides the functions of stock and non-stock ordering, purchasing, contracting and receipt and distribution effectively across Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Procurement and Supply Chain Strategy 2018 - 2021

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.

Significant opportunity exists to increase CIP delivery and wider benefits from non-pay expenditure through a focus in the following areas.

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

As well as cash-releasing benefits, there is great potential for suppliers and the supply chain to support the Trust in improving operational performance and efficiency - as has been the case in many other sectors in recent years.

This strategy seeks to maximise the value from non-pay expenditure by applying effective strategic sourcing and commercial expertise to all non-pay spend and by identifying value adding opportunities from the supply chain beyond price-down and cost reduction activity.

The aim 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 for working collaboratively to improve healthcare for patients.

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

Procurement and Supply Chain '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 the'Tube Map' below which has been developed by the Team.

Tube Map

Find us and contact us

  • Procurement Department
    First Floor
    Unipart Business Centre
    Garsington Road
    Cowley
    Oxford OX4 2PG

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