11 July 2016
The NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency The role of the Agency is to act as a centre of expertise, knowledge and excellence in purchasing and supply matters for the health service. As an integral part of the Department of Health, the Agency is in a key position to advise on policy and strategic direction of procurement, and its impact on developing healthcare, across the NHS. Intended to function not just as an advisory and coordinating body but also an active participant in the ongoing modernisation of purchasing and supply in the health service, the Agency contracts on a national basis for products and services, which are strategically critical to the NHS.
The British Institute of Radiology The Institute is an independent forum, which aims to bring together all the professions in radiology and allied medical and scientific disciplines to share knowledge, and educate the public, thereby improving the prevention and detection of disease and the management and treatment of patients.
The Royal College of Radiologists The College has over 6,800 members and Fellows worldwide representing the disciplines of clinical oncology and clinical radiology. All members and Fellows of the College are registered medical or dental practitioners. The role of the College is to advance the science and practice of radiology and oncology, further public education and promote study and research through setting professional standards of practice.
The British Medical Ultrasound Society BMUS is a charitable, multi-disciplinary society, whose members are health care professionals and include radiologists, sonographers, obstetricians, physicists, veterinarians and others. BMUS works to advance the science and application of ultrasound in medicine, and to provide education, guidance and information for its members and the public.
NHS Supply Chain https://www.supplychain.nhs.uk/
The stated mission of NHS Supply Chain is to provide an innovative and dedicated end-to-end supply chain service that can meet the needs of NHS healthcare organisations in England. Through their logistics, procurement and customer support services, NHS Supply Chain aims to provide over £1 billion of savings to the NHS over the next 10 years, enabling customers to release the resources they need to actively focus on the delivery of quality frontline patient care and cost base management. They aim to support the needs of over 600 hospitals in England, working closely with NHS Trusts to deliver high quality, original goods across key product categories. They state that they understand the importance of value to their customers, and will work hard to create partnerships with a range of suppliers to deliver sustainable value to the NHS.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) provides national guidance and advice to improve health and social care.
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency regulates medicines, medical devices and blood components for transfusion in the UK.