NSS National Procurement.
We buy and supply items to help keep Scotland's hospitals and health centres running. To realise benefits and to reduce risk through supply management, as Scotland's largest procurement organisation we manage over £1.4 billion in national contracts. We continually work to implement smarter processes to get better at what we do for the benefit of NHSScotland and its patients.
We are also home to the biggest public sector logistics operation in Scotland. From grounds maintenance to X-ray machines, bed linen to syringes, each year we procure and distribute millions of vital supplies that support a patient's or visitor's interaction with our health service.
From our Lanarkshire based National Distribution Centre, over 80,000 items are delivered every week to hospital wards, departments and community centres with a 98% on time, first time, in full supply record.
National Distribution Centre - Video
For a behind the scenes look at our Larkhall distribution centre and to learn more about the overall NHSScotland Supply Chain, a short video is available via the NSS Youtube Channel .
NSS National Procurement 2021-2022 National Workplan
The NHS national Services National Procuremnt workplan outlines all of the procurement activity of Scotland's sole buying consortia for health.