News - Sustainability Matters

How the National Performance Advisory Group is helping to shape the future of waste management

  • 26/04/2024
  • Written by NOE CPC

The NHS is one of the largest producers of waste in the country, and so it is vital that it is disposed of in a safe, efficient and sustainable manner, and that we only create waste when we absolutely need to. A year ago, all NHS providers were enco ...

Earth Day 2024: Driving positive change with CPC Drive

  • 19/04/2024
  • Written by NOE CPC

This year’s Earth Day 2024 theme aims to start a conversation around pressing issues like climate change, reducing carbon footprint, and sustainable development. CPC Drive is excited to be part of the conversation, offering more vehicle choices ...

Funding schemes available to support your decarbonisation efforts

  • 09/04/2024
  • Written by NOE CPC

As part of our #EstatesMatter theme, we are highlighting the many funding routes available to you to support your estates decarbonisation efforts. There are two main funding schemes available to colleagues looking to decarbonise their estates, both ...

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 ...

Our End User Devices Special Offers can generate efficiencies for your organisation

  • 08/01/2024
  • Written by NOE CPC

During January, NHS North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative (NOE CPC) is focussing on efficiency and looking at the many ways we can help you make the procurement process run more smoothly. Here, we take a look at our End User Devices ...

An introduction to Sustainability and Social Value in the NHS: A guide for suppliers

  • 05/12/2023
  • Written by NOE CPC

An introduction to Sustainability and Social Value in the NHS: A guide for suppliers We have created a guide on Sustainability and Social Value in the NHS as part of our continued commitment to supporting awarded suppliers on our frameworks. The gui ...

Evergreen Sustainable Supplier Assessment is now live

  • 30/06/2023
  • Written by NOE CPC

Suppliers can engage with the NHS on their sustainability journey with an online tool which will assist them in understanding how to align with the NHS net zero ambition.  The Evergreen Sustainable Supplier Assessment will serve as a pathway ...

Blog: Collaborating with our suppliers to achieve a sustainable future

  • 19/06/2023
  • Written by Alastair Clay

Our focus for June is #SocialValueMatters. In this blog, Alastair Clay, our Sustainability and Social Value Manager, addresses the steps that we and the NHS are taking towards our SSV goals. Evermore increasingly, sustainability is becoming a w ...

Support for your Carbon Reduction Plan

  • 09/05/2023
  • Written by NOE CPC

Following on from our communication “NHS England publishes carbon reduction plan (CRP) guidance” in February, NOE CPC would like to ensure suppliers and NHS organisations are aware of the guidance, support and training that’s a ...

One year on since the introduction of 10% weighting for SSV in procurement

  • 11/04/2023
  • Written by NOE CPC

In April 2022 NHS England introduced a 10% minimum social value into all procurement, which was outlined in the Procurement Policy Note 06/20 (PPN). The PPN explains that when evaluating tender responses, government departments will use the ...