The Procurement function manage all sourcing and purchasing requirements for our customers, managing approximately £230m of spend annually to ensure the ‘5  rights’ of procurement are achieved:

  • right Quality
  • right Quantity
  • right Place
  • right Time
  • right Price

Our sourcing and purchasing cycles can be summarised as follows:


  • understand requirements and specify
  • category analysis
  • develop strategy
  • tender
  • execute agreement

Purchase to Pay

  • analyse requirements
  • requisition
  • order
  • receive
  • match & pay

The LPC is subject to The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015). 
All purchasing and contracts managed by LPC are subject to NHS terms and conditions.

Quality, value for money and - most importantly - patient care are at the core of everything we do.  Our sourcing and purchase to pay processes are underpinned by our governance and stakeholder engagement processes.  The team operates a dedicated category management approach to ensure in depth expertise on all spend we manage.  This ensures:

  • compliance with customer Standing Financial Instructions and PCR2015
  • consistent delivery of savings year on year 
  • collaboration on projects across the Lancashire and South Cumbria health economy
  • access to quality management information to aid informing decision making
  • we systemically challenge and reduce unwarranted variation

The LPC Procurement team work closely in collaboration with procurement partner organisations including  NHS Supply Chain and the Category Tower Service Providers.  

Please get in touch with us at: 

Click here to see our Procurement divisional points of contact

"I am working on multiple strategic projects within surgical theatre environment, working closely with stakeholders across the Integrated Care System (ICS). Some of the key projects relate to efficiencies within clinical procedure pack supply: it's optimization and rationalisation; and supply of cardiology consumables and devices working collaboratively across the region with partner Trusts." - Beata Dzivulske - Procurement Manager, Surgery.


"My focus recently has been on working for the non-clinical team buying goods and services. An example of a current project is sourcing cleaning services for the Estates and Facilities team. This involves assessing the Trust’s needs and a full procurement exercise to deliver a service that brings value for money and delivers social value, whilst ensuring the Trust gets the best quality service.

Recently, I became responsible for 3 new apprentices, and I am currently developing a work plan for them that will cover all the towers within procurement. This has been very challenging as it is my first time leading an apprenticeship programme but also very rewarding as they are a keen group that is eager to contribute and give back to the NHS." - Naila Draper, Senior Buyer. 


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