UHNM Procurement Team award
Nathan Joy-Johnson, NMBC Group Director of Procurement, far left, has described winning a national award as "phenomenal".

National award win for UHNM procurement team 

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A procurement team at University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust (UHNM) has beaten off competition from 17 other shortlisted organisations to scoop a prestigious national award. 

The North Midlands and Black Country Procurement Group (NMBC), of which UHNM is host Trust, won the Cross Functional Collaboration Award at the NHS Healthcare Supply Association (HCSA) awards. 

The award is in recognition of the development of the innovative Pan ICS Group Procurement Organisation shared service model, which encompasses six organisations and is the biggest group procurement organisation in the NHS with around 200 staff. 

Nathan Joy-Johnson, Group Director of Procurement at the NMBC, said: “This award is off the back of 15 years of hard work, and I would like to thank everybody in the team for their continued efforts and commitment that enables the NMBC’s continued success. 

“I would also like to extend my gratitude to members of the Procurement Board and all the executives and non-executives at each of the six NHS Trusts for their continued support which is also vital to our success. 

“To win this national award is award is phenomenal, particularly given the calibre of NHS procurement professionals out there now and the challenging times that we all find ourselves in now. We are all very proud of what we do.” 

Hayley Johnson

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