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Supply Chain Coordination

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 140560, tabled on 15 March 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the operational cost of NHS Supply Chain Coordination Limited (SCCL) was in each of the financial years (a) 2017-18, (b) 2018-19, (c) 2019-20, (d) 2020-21 and (e) 2021-22 to date.

Answered on

22 March 2022

The following table shows the operating costs for NHS Supply Chain Coordination in each year from 2017/18 to 2021/22.

Year

£ million

2017/18

N/A

2018/19

19

2019/20

309

2020/21

N/A

2021/22

N/A

Notes:

  1. There were no operating costs in 2017/18 as NHS Supply Chain was managed by DHL Supply Chain on behalf of the NHS Business Services Authority.
  2. In May 2018, Supply Chain Coordination Limited (SCCL) was established as the new management function for NHS Supply Chain. 2018/19 was a year of transition of services from the NHS Business Services Authority to SCCL. Costs shown are operating costs during the transition period.
  3. In May 2019, management of NHS Supply Chain fully transferred to SCCL from the NHS Business Services Authority and a new operating model for NHS Supply Chain was established. The costs for 2019/20 include £31 million of exceptional expenses recharged to the Department.
  4. Data for 2020/21 and 2021/22 is not yet available as the annual report and accounts have not been published.