Our procurement function deals with all aspects of purchasing and supply chain management throughout the hospital and for other strategic partners, including NHS Supply Chain.
The team supports the purchasing of a wide range of goods and services for both clinical and non-clinical departments, and is a key source of advice on:
- the requisitioning/ordering cycle
- Trust Standard Financial Instructions (SFI’s)
- commercial law and;
- obtaining best value for money
The Procurement department utilises modern Purchase to Pay (P2P) technology, which allows requisitions and orders to be approved and tracked according to the SFI’s. It works closely with management and clinical teams to promote best practice and patient safety.
Walsall Healthcare is also part of a regional alliance called the Black Country (Procurement) Alliance (BCA). This allows us to get the best possible prices by jointly purchasing with fellow NHS organisations.
Goods and deliveries
Deliveries to Walsall Manor hospital should be via Receipts and Distribution which is located on Ida Road, WS2 9PS.
All suppliers, especially those looking to establish commercial relationships with the Trust, are strongly advised to contact the Procurement department in the first instance, prior to visiting any departments. In this way, we prevent reduce the risk of delays, and this allows discussions over pricing to take place in a timely manner.