Ernie Thompson

Contracts Compliance Manager, UHL

Ernie is an experienced NHS Manager with 16 years’ service and expertise in strategic planning, equipment and contracts management, change management, team development and compliance.

In his role at The University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust – who utilise Proactis for electronic tendering and contract management – Ernie has complete visibility of 690 live contracts with a life-value of £1.41 billion. And, utilising his skills and expertise in contract management to develop good industry standards in procurement, as well as innovations within NHS Trusts and the Team at UHL, the UHL Procurement & Supplies Team have been successful in achieving Level 2 in NHS Procurement Standards. Through collaboration and partnership working he is working on challenging financial climate further to achieve Level 3.

Session Details

Procurement Performance Metrics: The Journey Towards Level 3 Certification Within The NHS

As one of thirteen trusts to have attained NHS Standards of Procurement – Level 2, University Hospital of Leicester NHS Trust is now part of the NHS procurement portal.

This session examines how they’re rolling out advanced KPIs and communications dashboard that help drive their operating model and procurement performance and how this data is influencing business decision and risk mitigation.


Benefits of attending this session:

  • Explore how Proactis Sourcing is used to manage supplier performance and contract renewals.
  • Learn how KPI is helping measure performance, identify risk and inform procurement decisions.
  • Hear how comprehensive contracts data is being used to influence business strategy and internal stakeholders.