Our members

 

    

 

NFU

The Netherlands Federation of University Medical Centers (Nederlandse Federatie van Universitair Medische Centra - NFU) represents the seven cooperating UMCs in the Netherlands, as an advocate for and employer of 79,000 people.

The NFU was founded in 2004 as a spin-off from the University Hospitals Association (Vereniging Academische Ziekenhuizen - VAZ), which was established in 1989. The objective has remained the same: to ensure that agencies that decide healthcare issues in the Netherlands take into account the special role of the academic hospitals (in the past) and the UMCs (presently).

Figures

  • Legal status: Public organisation
  •  Number of members: 7 University hospitals
  • Perimeter of action: National
  • Number of staff: 79 000 

IAZ

IAZ (InkoopAlliantie Ziekenhuizen) is the largest Dutch public central purchasing body specialised in the healthcare sector. Created in 2009, they are currently composed by 10 hospital members and acting at national level.

IAZ aims to improve quality and define the purchasing action plans for the future. They perceive joining EHPPA as an opportunity for knowledge transfers and emphasising the role of CPBs. 

Figures

  • Legal status: Public organisation
  •  Number of members: 10 hospitals
  • Perimeter of action: National
  • Procurement volume of 2021: Annual turnover of 120 Million € via contracts and procurement volume of members around 800 Million €
  • Number of staff: 7