News - Practice Matters

The Journey to Becoming a Mental Health First Aider

  • 14/05/2024
  • Written by NOE CPC

At NOE CPC, our commitment to mental wellbeing is intertwined with our social value commitments. In partnership with our host trust Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LYPFT), we have recently formed a dedicated team of Mental Health Fir ...

How our new Non-Clinical Systems DPS meets best practice

  • 23/04/2024
  • Written by Alison Petrie

The Technology (ICT) Category team at NOE CPC have been working hard to ensure the new Non-Clinical Systems Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) meets best practice for public purchasing. Here, the Senior Category Manager for Technology (ICT) at NOE CPC, ...

Viewpoint: How Collaborating with Suppliers Enhances NHS Procurement

  • 22/03/2024
  • Written by Camille Grech-cini

In the world of NHS procurement, the importance of Management Information (MI) cannot be overstressed. It's not just about ticking boxes for compliance. It's about using data smartly to make a real difference in how we buy things, which in turn helps ...

Sustainability In Practice: An interview with Diane Woodham

  • 28/02/2024
  • Written by NOE CPC

In this interview, we delve into the world of sustainability within healthcare procurement through the eyes of Diane Woodham, Sustainability and Social Value Manager at NHS Supply Chain: Facilities and Office Solutions. With over three decades of exp ...

NOE CPC Awarded CCF Accredited Framework Host Status

  • 26/02/2024
  • Written by NOE CPC

NHS North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative (NOE CPC) is delighted to announce that is has been accredited by NHS England as a Central Commercial Function (CCF) Accredited Framework Host. From 1 April 2024, NHS organisations purchasing ...

Harnessing Management Information: A #PracticeMatters Approach in Procurement

  • 26/02/2024
  • Written by NOE CPC

Management Information (MI) in procurement refers to the collection, analysis, and presentation of data related to customer purchasing activity with awarded framework suppliers. This process of information gathering is designed to support strategic d ...

#PracticeMatters blog: How the GPS team ensures we are following best practice

  • 19/02/2024
  • Written by Anne Toone

This month we’re looking at #PracticeMatters. To introduce this topic, Anne Toone, Associate Director of Governance and Sustainability discusses her role and how her newly formed team work to ensure the organisation is following best practice.& ...

How will the Procurement Act 2023 affect best practice?

  • 13/02/2024
  • Written by NOE CPC

With legislative changes on the horizon, it’s important to stay on top of training and ensure you and your team are following best practice and guidance ahead of the implementation of the Procurement Act 2023. We sat down with Andrew Daly, Par ...

The Competition and Markets Authority: Bid-rigging risk in NHS procurement

  • 13/02/2024
  • Written by The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)

As part of our #PracticeMatters theme this month we spoke to the team at The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) who shared their insight about the risks of bid-rigging in NHS procurement and the types of bid-rigging to look out for.  ...

Pathways 2 Procurement: Meet Kristie Gill

  • 13/02/2024
  • Written by Kristie Gill

At NHS North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative (NOE CPC) we are proud to be part of the Procurement 2 Pathways Graduate Training Scheme which gives graduates the opportunity to develop a career in NHS procurement. In September 2023, we ...