Bradshaw announces website for NHS and suppliers

An online advertising service that will help 'hook up' NHS providers with healthcare suppliers has been announced by health minister Ben Bradshaw.

Ben Bradshaw
Ben Bradshaw

The new website, NHS Supply2Health will make it easier for PCT commissioners to advertise health and social care services they require and for suppliers to identify business opportunities within the NHS.

From Wednesday 1 October, all NHS commissioners will be required to post information about tendering opportunities and contract awards on the site.

For commissioners, Supply2Health will help meet their legal requirements to advertise and potentially increase the number of suppliers responding to their adverts by reaching a wider audience.

It will also offer services, including emailing subscribers where new opportunities are posted that match the health and social care services they provide.

Mr Bradshaw said: ‘Talking to providers of all types, what was keeping people awake at night was the thought they may have missed an opportunity. That there was a PCT out there in need of exactly what they had to offer, but they simply didn’t know about each other.’

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