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About Us

 As well as providing a centre of procurement expertise for health, we operate a purpose-built modern national warehouse at Canderside, Larkhall.  This facility provides a modern warehousing and logistics capability as well as accommodating many of our key staff from all functions. We also have staff in Gyle Square, Edinburgh.

Our priorities:


To support the health of the people of Scotland through effective procurement.


To increase savings and maximise health impact while improving supply chain effectiveness and procurement capability.


To influence and optimise all aspects of NHSScotland procurement.

Our strategic objectives:

Enhance service offering

To work with customers to define and introduce a tailored suite of services so that we can deliver efficiencies and savings across NHSScotland.

Increased business awareness

To give staff across NHSScotland the systems, training and management information to make sure that they can make informed decisions.

Lead procurement reform

To lead the procurement reform programme and capability assessment process. Work with customers to define, agree and implement action plans to improve performance and enhance governance.

Increase productivity, efficiency, volumes and benefits

Make sure management information and review processes are designed to focus on delivering national efficiency targets and to identify efficiency improvements to achieve more for less and support Enterprise Governance.

Develop and deliver sustainability

Develop and deliver a sustainability policy which is aligned to the Good Corporate Citizens Assessment Model and the Scottish Procurement Action Plan.

Develop and deliver systems

Develop integrated systems that link Health Boards and patient activity to help achieve supply chain efficiencies and provide accurate and relevant management information.

Enhance organisational culture

Implement a change programme to achieve our one National Procurement ethos and NSS values and help to develop a business assurance culture.

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