"...Delivering procurement excellence across the healthcare economy through stakeholder engagement, active collaboration and continuous improvement...."

"The NHS collaborative commercial partner of choice for NHS organisations within the South West Peninsula"

Welcome to the Peninsula Purchasing and Supply Alliance (PPSA)

We take pride in delivering a quality service to our customers.

Established by the NHS for the NHS, for over a decade the PPSA have been delivering successful collaborative procurement to the health sector across the South West, actively engaging with stakeholders and the marketplace through the adoption of effective category management.

We are defined by our Mission Statement:

Delivering procurement excellence across the healthcare economy through stakeholder engagement, active collaboration and continuous improvement.

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Diagnostics & Theatres


The PPSA are working closely with both NHS stakeholders and Suppliers during the outbreak of Covid-19. This is to ensure that continuity of supply is maintained to both hospital and homecare patients ensuring contingency plans have been activated. The PPSA are also working closely with National Associations to co-ordinate our response in these unprecedented times.

We are actively supporting the South West Pathology laboratories at this time – ensuring delivery of Covid-19 testing kits and analysers to assist with the increasing number of daily tests in line with Government requirements.

 South West Procurement Skills Development (PSD) Board

Davina Mortimer is the Chair of the SW Procurement Skills Development (PSD) Board. This is managed in association with the Skills Development Network and is supported via the HFMA network. Full details can be found via the link below.

Latest News

Extraordinary People – Extra mile COVID Team (non-clinical) award

The PPSA is delighted to have received an Extraordinary People award from the Royal Devon & Exeter in recognition of the procurement work carried out as part of the Exeter Nightingale project.  Our nomination is shown below: ''In the midst of the Pandemic. The...

Trauma, Extremities and Spine

The PPSA on behalf of its member Trusts and in conjunction with the Collaborative Procurement Partnership as the Category Tower 4 provider, has successfully agreed Trauma, Extremities and Spinal contractual commitment arrangements. This has secured: Added value and...


The current Picture Archiving Communication System (PACS) contract with Insignia Medical Systems is due to expire in June 2020. This is a collaborative agreement for the 5 Acute Trusts within Devon and Cornwall. Due to the way PACS integrates with other systems in...


The PPSA is the lead procurement specialist for the South 1 (Devon and Cornwall) Pathology Group initiated by NHS Improvement (NHS I) to ensure laboratories within regions work more collaboratively.  The PPSA heads up the Procurement Work Stream at the Peninsula...

Enteral Feeds – Hospital & Home Delivery Services – Dorset, Somerset, Devon & Cornwall

The PPSA is working closely with both Nutricia and Fresenius Kabi during the outbreak of Covid-19 to ensure that service to homecare patients is maintained.  Contingency plans have been activated and regular communication with the suppliers and stakeholders is taking...

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