NHS PASA

NHS PASA

NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency. An executive agency of the UK Department of Health which was responsible for procuring pharmaceuticals, equipment and supplies for the NHS. Much of PASA’s work was devolved to Buying Solutions, NHS Supply Chain and the NHS Business Services Authority. It ceased operation in May 2010.
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The company has also been approved and added to the National Register of NHS PASA and Pan Government Water Cooler Suppliers, which has sparked a sudden growth for the company at a time when many of its rivals have stood still.
The agreement is managed by Buying Solutions - the largest procurement body for UK public services that unifies the former NHS PASA (National Health Service Purchase and Supply Agency) which was transferred to Buying Solutions in October 2009.
NHS PASA is contacting all its suppliers and has published details of any contaminated products via its website.
Product content management company Reqio has been awarded a contract from the UK's NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency (NHS PASA) for the modernisation of its procurement catalogue system.
Reqio will supply a web-enabled solution for cataloguing the products offered by NHS PASA's suppliers.
A spokesman for BMA Wales said: "NHS PASA is going to produce some guidelines in September, then the home counties will look at them.
Divisional sales director for TNT Express Services Les Williams added: 'Organisations such as NHS PaSA that are involved in the distribution of medical supplies need speed, reliability, flexibility and responsiveness.'