North of England
Commercial Procurement Collaborative


NOE CPC achieves HCSA hat trick!


NOE CPC is proud to be shortlisted three times for the prestigious HCSA Awards.

The first nomination came for Procurement Specialist, Ian Dodd’s project undertaken as part of our Medical and Surgical Equipment framework in the HCSA Best Process / Procurement Initiative or Improvement Award category. Ian’s submission demonstrates the benefits of challenging the opinions on third party maintenance solutions and delivering a more focused maintenance provision, realising significant savings, and efficiency improvements for the participating trust.

Michelle Walker, NOE CPC Category Specialist, is twice nominated for her bespoke projects in the HCSA Excellence in Health and Social Care Commissioning Award category. Michelle has extensive experience within this sector including the award winning NHS England and National Offender Management Services (NOMS), for the procurement of new Personality Disorder Services into separate prison settings.

This year Michelle has been nominated for the complex NHS MIAA (Mersey Internal Audit Agency) Eating Disorders 8-18yrs project. The second nomination is for the NHS England and National Offender Management Services Offender Personality Disorder (OPD) pathway project providing specialist housing and accommodation support to offenders, facilitating their eventual move onto fully independent living in the community. The projects are not only demonstrative of the skills and expertise at NOE CPC but also of the working relationships formed with our partners. The success of these projects is testament to the confidence the Co-Commissioners have in NOE CPC, specifically in Michelle, to deliver complex, bespoke procurements.

In addition to the three nominations NOE CPC has also been shortlisted as part of the NHS Collaborative Procurement Partnership (NHS CPP) alongside NHS Commercial Solutions, NHS London Procurement Partnership and the NHS East of England Collaborative Procurement Hub. The partnership received the nomination, in the HCSA Best Process / Procurement Initiative or Improvement Award category, for the first National Clinical Staffing framework available to the NHS, at no charge, supporting compliance with NHS Improvement’s caps on agency staffing pay and charge rates.

The ceremony is due to take place at the HCSA Gala Dinner on Thursday 30th November 2017 at the Harrogate Convention Centre. Keith Rowley, NOE CPC Managing Director, is delighted with the announcement, “In a period of uncertainty within the landscape I feel incredibly proud that we are still striving hard and raising the bar for NHS procurement. This shows the skills we offer, the value we place on partnership working, and what we will continue to deliver for our customers.”

Helen Lisle, HCSA Awards Lead, said “We have been overwhelmed and humbled by the submissions this year. The judges have had a very challenging task to arrive at a shortlist and have acknowledged the quality of both the submissions and the work that is being carried out across the NHS. I would also like to thank all of the judges for their time and support”.



North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative (NOE CPC) is hosted by Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LYPFT) and provides collaborative and bespoke procurement solutions to the public sector. A wholly NHS owned organisation comprising an expert team of procurement and commercial professionals from both the public and private sector, NOE CPC brings together a wealth of experience, understanding and knowledge.

Please click here for more information about NOE CPC’s Medical and Surgical Equipment framework.

About HCSA

The Health Care Supply Association (HCSA) is a membership organisation representing procurement practitioners within the UK health care sector. With approximately 1,300 members drawn from health care procurement professionals across secondary and primary care, the HCSA promotes, maintains and seeks to continuously improve professional standards, commercial skills and training, related to procurement and supply chain management within the health care sector. The HCSA is dedicated to promoting the role and importance of staff engaged within NHS procurement and supply chain management and is affiliated with the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS). Further information on the HCSA can be found by visiting

Written by Juliet Moore