ProCure CPH

ProCure Collaborative Hub is a purchasing agency providing commercial expertise to the NHS in the South of England. 18 months into a 3 year term, the hub selected ADR to help them to determine the future responsibility, authority, accountability, scope of service and funding model for the hub. 

In addition ADR were asked to perform a capability profile and tailored development plans for ProCure and SUHT procurement staff.

The principal aim was to solicit input from the CPH’s shareholders (the Trusts) in order to, in relation to future work scope, role and funding options to input into developing a new strategic plan beyond the initial 3 year funding commitment. Also to identify a capability profile for Procure staff and to identify the gap between the CPH’s target capability levels and the actual capability levels, and then to identify a development plan to address the gaps

Project activities:

ADR designed the diagnostic review and conduct structured interviews with key personnel at 10 selected NHS trusts (the shareholders) to identify:

•          The trusts strategic direction and business priorities;

•          The extent to which strategic procurement is pivotal to the trusts future strategy and if so what expected deliverables;

•          The extent of the trusts procurement & SCM capability and attitude towards future in-sourcing vs. outsourcing;

•          The trusts attitudes towards a range of future funding options.

Establish target capabilities across a range of competencies, validate results on a 20% sample, and produce development plans. 

Findings analysed and key points / body of opinion summarised to identify options and recommendations for the hub to consider in developing its future strategy and business plan.

Using the findings ADR designed & facilitated a strategic review workshop, including providing an overview of best practice procurement, and securing input regarding the CPH’s future scope, shape.

Tailored development plans were also fed back to all staff and training workshops designed and delivered to address gaps including action planning to apply the learning with follow-up from internal DOP

ProCure CPH
Service Area
Instructor-Led Learning
Public Sector
Skills Assessment (DNA) Training workshops
Identify capability profiles Identify skills gap
Tailored works shops designed and facilitated Tailored development plans