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At Wessex NHS Procurement Ltd (WPL) we play a vital role for the NHS in Hampshire, providing end-to-end procurement and supply chain services for University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) and Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (HHFT). We’re proud to be part of the NHS family, contributing to improving healthcare across the region. 


We support two of the largest NHS acute Trusts in Hampshire with procurement and supply chain services. These include strategic sourcing, value creation, tendering, contract support, goods receipting, distribution, inventory management, materials management and much more.

We provide an innovative, reliable and agile procurement and supply service that supports the NHS in getting value for money. By bringing together the procurement and supply chain teams across UHS and HHFT, we're able to deliver significant value to the two largest acute NHS hospitals in Hampshire by:

  • Leveraging combined procurement volumes with our vendors

  • Addressing more strategic procurement projects by deploying staff effectively

  • Creating subject matter experts in key areas of spend

  • Building resilience in our supply chains by working together


These values were chosen by the Team and our five values support us in achieving our purpose. Our values are embedded in everything we do and shape the way we work. 


Adapt quickly to change to best serve our customers


Support and encourage each other to always improve


Be a trusted partner to our customers, suppliers and each other


Be fully engaged and committed to your team and your work


Be responsive to the needs and priorities of our customers


Managing Director

Rob Houston

Rob has worked for the NHS since 2013 and previous to this he was in the private sector working as Head of Vendor Management for B&Q and in various senior procurement and supply chain roles with Newell Rubbermaid, Marley, Electrium and Leyland Daf. Rob joined the NHS as the Director of Procurement and Supply for Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and played a key role in the formation of WPL in December 2019 when he became WPL’s Managing Director.  ​Rob has overall responsibility for WPL and sits on the WPL Board of Directors.

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Chief Procurement Officer

David Duly

David joined the NHS in 2000 working in Supply Chain at Basingstoke and North Hampshire NHS Foundation Trust in various roles including Head of Supply and Materials Management. In 2015 David moved into the Procurement team and progressed through a variety of roles including Procurement Category Manager and Head of Clinical Procurement, culminating in David’s current role as Chief Procurement Officer and Deputy Managing Director of WPL in 2021. David is responsible for overseeing the operational and strategic procurement functions within WPL, as well as systems and data development initiatives.

Chief Supply Chain Officer

Mark Wilks

Mark joined the NHS in 2010 working for Winchester and Eastleigh Healthcare NHS Trust in various Materials Management roles, and previous to this as a Water Engineer for nearly 20 years. ​In December 2019 Mark was appointed the Head of Supply Chain and took the role of Chief Supply Chain Officer at WPL in April 2021. Mark has overall responsibility for supply chain services across all WPL sites including Basingstoke, Winchester, Andover and Southampton.

Head of Supply Chain

Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked for the NHS since 2000 with a couple of years in Patient Administration roles before moving into the world of supply in 2004. Natalie has progressed through various roles in supply as a Materials Management Assistant, Customer Care Manager, Materials Manager, Inventory Control Manager, and now as Head of Supply Chain at WPL. Natalie oversees the supply chain function at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, working in collaboration with key stakeholders for a wholly integrated supply system.


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University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust provides services to some 1.9 million people living in Southampton and South Hampshire, plus specialist services such as neurosciences, cardiac services and children's intensive care to more than 3.7 million people in central southern England and the Channel Islands.


UHS is one of the largest acute teaching trusts in England with over 13,000 staff and a turnover of more than £1bn. 

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Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust serves a population of approximately 600,000 people across Hampshire and parts of west Berkshire. This includes people living in Andover, Basingstoke, Eastleigh and Winchester as well as the surrounding towns and villages across Hampshire.

HHFT Trust employs around 8,600 staff and has a turnover of over £500 million a year.


Earlier on this year we asked our customers to complete a short customer satisfaction survey on the quality of service they receive from us. You can read more about the results by clicking here.

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