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Delivering the Triple Aim duty of improving population health, quality and value will require new models of care that drive integration and provide sustainable health and social care. Integrated Care Systems, and their component organisations, will provide the vision and strategy required to transform local healthcare, while effective clinical and corporate procurement will play a pivotal role in delivering excellent services for patients and best value for taxpayers.
We provide expert procurement and market management advice and support across Integrated Care Systems (ICS), and regionally and nationally for NHS England. By combining the strength of procurement expertise spanning Arden & GEM and Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Units, we enable health systems to achieve their goals for integration, collaboration and efficiencies, whilst navigating the required regulatory frameworks.
As part of the NHS family, we share your values and ensure patients and service users are at the heart of what we do. We continually invest in our staff and systems to deliver responsive, creative and best in class services spanning six areas:
Help with defining needs and future strategy, includes:
Identifying suppliers providing the best quality, value, price and service, includes:
Collaborative and consolidated contract reporting and administration, includes:
Acting as an independent critical friend in your system, includes:
Helping you to understand spend and make informed decisions, includes:
Building and transferring knowledge and skills on procurement and contracting best practice, includes:
We support all procurement categories including healthcare services, workforce and corporate services, digital and ICT, pharmacy, estates and facilities management, and transport. Our procurement services are made in the NHS, specifically for the health and care sector and provide:
Find out more about our multi award-winning procurement services by accessing the resources below.
Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership has embedded social value at scale, building not only on the HCP members’ own responsibilities as anchor institutions, but also working proactively with local communities, businesses and suppliers to extend the reach and impact of their work.
By bringing finance and procurement expertise into the planning process at an earlier stage, systems will be better placed to achieve the clinical priorities and desired outputs of the Triple Aim, says Gavin Bennett (Procurement Director at Arden & GEM) in this feature for Public Finance.
With net zero targets, green plans, carbon reduction plans and procurement legislation, social value in the NHS is not optional. Our Social Value Lead, Becky Jones, looks at how progress can be made by ICBs in this latest blog for Healthcare Leader.
A new survey from Arden & GEM is capturing the views of people working in and with the public sector on how social value responsibilities and ambitions are being tackled.
This lunchtime webinar on Thursday 16 March will bring together social value leaders from across the health service, local government and voluntary sector to demonstrate the importance of social value to the public sector and share the benefits of a joined up, collaborative approach.
Arden & GEM is pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at NHS Providers Annual Conference and Exhibition.
NHS Arden & GEM CSU has won the ‘Public Procurement Project of the Year’ category at this year’s Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) Excellence in Procurement Awards.
Arden & GEM’s procurement team worked on behalf of NHS England to develop and execute a successful procurement strategy for vaccine-related equipment and consumables. Building on this success, the team went on to support the programme’s workforce, technology and logistics workstreams.
Arden & GEM's Procurement Director, Gavin Bennett, shares the practical steps that ICSs can take now to prepare for the Provider Selection Regime in this latest article for National Health Executive.
It was announced last week that NHS England, the Department of Health and Social Care and Crown Commercial Service have agreed to fund licences for all trusts, integrated care boards and other NHS entities to use the Atamis e-commerce system for the next three years.
If you’d like to find out more about our Procurement Support Services, please contact us here: