The Black Country Alliance (Sandwell & West Birmingham NHS Trust and Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust) have won a Procurement Transformation Award at the NHS in the Midlands Excellence in Supply Awards, for the work done on understanding and promoting equality diversity and inclusion (EDI) with the local supplier base.
The NHS in the Midlands Excellence in Supply Awards took place on 18th May and was judged by a panel of London regional procurement experts. The Procurement Transformation Award was awarded for work undertaken to ensure EDI in procurement is integral to our social value and sustainability strategy.
Janice Nelson, Deputy Head of Clinical Products Management for the Black Country Alliance has led on the implementation of the EDI strategy in procurement. Through this work, there has been an improvement in the Trust’s TIDE (Talent, Inclusion, Diversity and Equality) assessment which is a national benchmarking tool.
Clare Nash, head of clinical products management for the Black Country Alliance said, “I am incredibly proud of Janice and the procurement team and the influence nationally on this vitally important aspect of procurement.
The award is extremely well deserved, and many of our colleagues in the region are looking to replicate the work that has started.”