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The BSOL Procurement Collaborative is hosted by University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) for Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital, the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham Community and Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health service. This collaboration enables greater operational efficiencies to be delivered for the benefit of the Birmingham and Solihull healthcare system.

The Senior Management Team (SMT) is led by Simon Clarke, Managing Director of BSOL Procurement Collaborative. Simon regularly contributes at local, regional, and national level representation and oversees the strategic development of the service ensuring adherence to the agreed commercial model, effective use of resources and efficiency opportunities, ensuring that the benefits, key targets, and objectives including financial savings as agreed in the accountability agreement are delivered.

The SMT report into the quarterly Partnership Board and Chair the ‘BSOL Procurement Collaborative Operational Delivery Group’ meetings and provide updates as required.

The SMT will also seek approval for any future service developments, enhancements and changes including any significant contracts and major projects.

The team provides Procurement and Supply Chain services across the Birmingham and Solihull Integrated Care System (ICS) to:

  • University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
  • Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
  • Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

The BSOL Procurement team plays a key role in supporting the delivery of high-quality patient care whilst ensuring value for money is achieved across the ICS. We are one of the first procurement teams to work across an entire ICS and were recent winners of the Healthcare and Supply Association (HCSA) award 2023 for ’The Procurement and Supply Chain Team of the Year’.

As a team we are very passionate about Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) as it brings together a multitude of ideas and perspectives, igniting innovation and creativity.  We have supported our team with professional accreditation and training as evidenced by our latest ‘Good’ CCIAF procurement standards accreditation (to be re-self-assessed in early 2024). We will continue to develop and grow our resources to ensure that effective in-house skills are maintained and further developed, whilst continuing to work with other Regional and National Procurement Bodies to supplement our own capacity.

Last reviewed: 26 January 2024