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Capital and Non-Medical Category Towers now live

05/07/2018

The four remaining Capital and Non-Medical Category Towers went live today as part of a new operating model for NHS Supply Chain (previously known as the Future Operating Model). The Tower contracts were awarded in January this year by the Department of Health and Social Care to:

  • DHL Supply Chain Limited to provide Diagnostic Capital Devices and Mobile Services
  • Akeso & Company Limited to provide Pathology and Mobile Diagnostics Services
  • Foodbuy to provide Food Services
  • NHS North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative to provide NHS Hotel Services

The Capital and Non-Medical Category Tower Service Providers are responsible for procuring approximately £933m of capital and non-medical products and consumables for the NHS and to deliver savings of over £280m in the first three years. The first of their category priorities will be published at the end of July.


The Category Tower Service Providers will work closely with the new management function of NHS Supply Chain, to achieve the overall savings target of £2.4 billion over five years. This will be achieved by leveraging the collective buying power of the NHS to achieve best outcomes and meet the diverse needs of the NHS.


Visit www.supplychain.nhs.uk for more information including allocation and frequently asked questions on the new Capital and Non-Medical Category Tower Providers.

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