Purchasing and Supplies

We provide procurement activities at both at Hillingdon Hospital and Mount Vernon Hospital.

We primarily source purchase and supply goods and services to meet all of the requirements of our customers. This includes quality, cost, environmental concerns and ethical purchasing to meet the overall target of value for money for you, our patients. In order to provide these services, the department is on the leading edge of advancements in e-procurement, materials management and efficient stock holding.

At the forefront of technology

We have been at the forefront of a project with Coding International which seeks to produce common coding across the NHS. As a result we have become a reference site for Coding International and have been visited by other Trusts wishing to improve their services using the same processes. We have also recently developed the first e-procurement system in the NHS to fully manage our material supplies and labour sourcing within our Estates Department.

Using external agencies

We only use external agencies that have undergone a pre-approval process and tendering procedure that are part of recognised Framework Agreements within the Healthcare Sector.

Provision of Temporary or Agency Staff - Preferred Supplier Listing (pdf, 271KB)

B Saunders
Brian Saunders
Head of Procurement & Supplies Department
The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

CIPS: The Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply  NHS Supply Chain  
Government Procurement Service

London Procurement Programme

Towards Excellence Procurement

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Purchasing & Supplies
The Furze,
Hillingdon Hospital