The NHS spends around £6 billion a year on hospital equipment and consumables. This ranges from office products to medical devices like syringes and CT scanners. In 2017 the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) set up Supply Chain Coordination Limited (SCCL) to make NHS procurement more efficient through centralisation.
Our report will look at how effective SCCL has been in making procurement more efficient. We will assess to what extent the needs of the NHS are being met through service quality, timeliness of goods delivered, and quality of goods. We will also consider how well placed SCCL is to address any barriers to efficient and effective centralised procurement.
This report will consider:
- if SCCL was set up effectively
- if SCCL has met its objectives
- how well placed SCCL is to address any barriers to efficient and effective centralised procurement
Director: Ashley McDougall
Audit Manager: Marisa Chambers