Health Business Interview: Ethical procurement

Health Business has spoken to Stephanie Gibney, at NHS Supply Chain, about transparent dealing in healthcare

Showcasing purchasing pedigree

LPP's Laura Quirk outlines examples of how effective procurement and maximising purchasing power can produce significant savings across the NHS

Maximise your budget, buy more for less

The NHS Supply Chain discusses best practice for managing medical equipment in a financially constrained environment

Working together to create digital harmony

Further, Faster is a new online resource which shares practical ways to overcome the difficulties faced by NHS organisations and small technology companies in working together.

Changing the way that the workforce is managed can help produce ‘significant savings’ for the NHS, an efficiency review of hospitals in England discovered. But are the savings achievable and when will they show? Health Business investigates

Streamlining the purchasing of basics and involving clinical staff in decision making all add up to a more efficient and cost-effective way of buying, writes David Pierpoint of the NHS Supply Chain

The NHS Supply Chain, the Royal College of Nursing and the Clinical Procurement Specialist Network have joined forces to give nursing staff a say in how trusts purchase and utilise key clinical supplies, using their knowledge and experience

The NHS Supply Chain’s Jennie Brice-Boutard examines how the Department for Health’s eProcurement Strategy will use technology to improve NHS procurement, deliver savings and increase transparency.

The UK’s banking, manufacturing and retailing sectors have achieved procurement efficiencies through utilising technology solutions. So what can the NHS learn from this? Chris Doyle from independent global supply chain standards organisation GS1 UK explores how shared data solutions can enable NHS Trusts to drive efficiency in procurement and focus resource on quality patient care

The NHS is tasked with a difficult challenge; improving care standards whilst at the same time, reducing the amount of money spent on healthcare procurement. The launch of the Department of Health’s procurement strategy in August is the government’s view on how this seemingly impossible challenge can be achieved. NHS Supply chain examines what the strategy means for the NHS

The Government Procurement Service (GPS) is working closely with the healthcare sector to help it save when procuring non‑medical and non-clinical goods and services

Shaun McCarthy, director, Action Sustainability, and chair of the Commission for a Sustainable London 2012, ponders the shift in focus from lowest price to consideration of wider impacts

John Wilkinson, director general of the Association of British Healthcare Industries, discusses the UK medical device market and the HITF report

Dr Neil Bentley, director of public services at the CBI argues that the public sector must raise its game when buying for the NHS

How can we make procurement sustainable and why should Government be leading the way? asks the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply

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