The Lancashire Procurement Cluster is a shared procurement and supply chain service for three large acute hospital trusts in the region: Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust.
The service was created at pace in 2017 to address the challenges identified in the “Unwarranted Variations” report by Lord Patrick Cater, published in February 2016. In order to transform local procurement and supply chain services our three Trust boards recognised the fact that no individual organisation had the scale to address the challenges in their entirety, and a new and innovative approach to procurement was required.
In terms of scale we have 125 staff, manage £320m non-pay spend and our partner organisations have a collective turnover of approximately £1.5bn. The LPC is committed to providing best practice procurement and logistics services to our members and our customers in the health and social care sector.
The LPC has four service lines:
- Procurement (Strategic Sourcing)
- Systems & e-commerce
- Strategic Relationship Management
- Logistics and Supply Chain
Please click on the links above to explore the services in more detail.