Humber and North Yorkshire Procurement Collaborative

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Humber and North Yorkshire Procurement Collaborative is a new organisation, hosted by Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, providing procurement and supply chain services to our three Partner Trusts:

• Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
• Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust
• York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

The Partner Trusts have set an objective of creating a single procurement function which will help support the sustainable provision of clinical and non-clinical services.

Collectively we employ 119 staff and manage an annual influenceable non-pay spend of £538m.

Our Structure

Humber and North Yorkshire Procurement Collaborative is managed through a Procurement Board which has representation from each Partner Trust and is accountable to each of the three Trust Boards.


We are currently recruiting for a number of posts to support our transformation programme. If you are interested in joining us in this journey and want to deliver change which supports our customers and patients, please check the opportunities on NHS Jobs.

Aims and Values

Mission Statement

To deliver a procurement service which allows our Partner Trusts to offer great care, which supports people to start, live and age well. Being a great employer, spending money wisely.


  • Respect, honesty
  • Caring
  • Helpful, kind
  • Listening, courage to challenge, accountable


  • Care – ensure procurement promotes patient centred, high quality, great, safe, right time care for all Partner Trusts.
  • Staff – encourage our staff to be the best they can who are collaborative leaders, engaged, healthy and resilient.
  • Future – promote whole system thinking and practice encouraging Partner Trust to consider transformation to deliver financial sustainability.

Our Objectives for 2023/24

  1. Supports the aims and vision of the ICS and collaborative members
    Agree and embed the vision and aims across the collaborative and review progress against this.
  2. Create a single procurement function which will help support the sustainable provision of clinical and non-clinical services
    To embed sustainability and social value into local policies and processes, have an agreed benefits realisation plan and be viewed as innovative thinkers around sustainability and social value.
  3. Establish the collaborative as a centre of procurement and commercial excellence which provides procurement and commercial services to its member organisations
    Embed a new structure and procurement processes across the collaborative.
  4. Support supplier rationalisation and cost savings
    Engage care groups through Procurement Business Partners and Clinical Procurement Specialists to regular discuss standardisation and opportunities.
  5. Ensures standardised, robust product selection and range management processes are in place
    Documented product selection processes in place and agreed with all care groups. Industry discussions in place looking at innovation.
  6. Ensures that policies, practices and procedures are standardised and provide for the effective provision of procurement to the partner trusts.
    A single set of procurement policies, practices and procedures agreed and signed off by the procurement board.
  7. Ensures innovative and robust Supplier Relationship Management
    Develop a supplier segmentation toll and contract management / SRM tool kit. Develop and implement transactional relationship management which reduces the cost of doing business.
  8. Develops P2P e-commerce processes and systems to ensure smooth and efficient process for all purchasing requirements.
    All procurement transactions to be undertaken through central systems to allow for centralised reporting and data driven decisions.
  9. Enables effective partnering with senior stakeholders, internal customers and suppliers.
    Undertaken regular care group and supplier meetings.
  10. Ensure all staff are given the opportunity to develop.
    All staff to have had skills development analysis with development embedded in BAU.

Our Key Deliverables for 2023/24

  1. Promote and develop the vision and aims of the collaborative.
  2. To have reviewed policies and processes to ensure compliance with local and national sustainability and social value objectives. Engage with regional sustainability teams to identify opportunities and to start to establish a sustainability / social value benefits realisation plan.
  3. Agree a Collaboration Agreement with all partner trusts which sets out the expectations of the procurement collaborative, ways of working between trusts and the governance structure the collaborative needs to follow.
  4. To have Procurement Business Partners and Clinical Procurement Specialists in post engaging regularly with care groups.
  5. Establish a product selection process and begin discussion with our key suppliers to identify opportunities around innovation and technology advancements which can improve the patient experience.
  6. Standardise procurement policies and procedures across the partner trusts for the collaborative. Implement new policies and procedures to ensure best practice.
  7. Develop a supplier segmentation approach to allow for supplier relationship management to begin and be prioritised to partner trust strategic suppliers.
  8. Develop a single commercial systems strategy for approval and have started implementation. This will cover procure-to-pay, catalogues and inventory management.
  9. Procurement Business Partners to be undertaking regular structured meetings with care groups across all partner trusts and meeting strategic suppliers.
  10. All staff to be transitioned into the new structure, with clarity on their role and development opportunities.