National Health Executive hosted a virtual panel discussion back in September 2022, which focused on ‘Social Value in NHS Procurement’.
Adopting the central government’s Social Value Model has been a key change to procurement since April 2022, with a mandatory 10% social value weighting on all procurement.
NHS organisations need to ensure their goods and services are attained with several factors in mind, such as Sustainability and Net-Zero targets (which must be included in all procurement) whilst also ensuring staff wellbeing, providing equal opportunities, tackling economic inequality, and supporting those affected by Covid-19.
This virtual discussion is an opportunity to examine some of the new approaches to including these factors in the tender process.
- Siarah Meah, Social Value Manager, NHS London Procurement Partnership
- Heather Benjamin, Non-Executive Director, Supply Chain Coordination Limited
- Alexandra Hammond, Head of Sustainable Procurement and Supply Chain, NHS England
To watch the full panel discussion, click here or to view what virtual events are coming up in 2023, click here.