Procurement law reforms mean awarding contracts isn’t necessarily simple. Jamie Foster, commercial lawyer at Hill Dickinson, explains the rules and how they might change

With the Health & Care Act, procurement legislation and the development of NHS England’s new Central Commercial Function, procurement in the NHS is set for big changes over the next two years.

AI - how to navigate a brand-new marketplace

Maija Banks explains the long road to develop the UK’s first artificial intelligence public procurement framework

How the sustainable domino effect will help the NHS

Andrew Smith, Pillar Lead Research at CCS - Environment and Sustainability, reveals some of the ways the NHS can achieve sustainability

The role of a CCS Strategic Business Manager

Lucy Flint outlines how Strategic Business Managers can really add value to a procurement agreement within the NHS

Continence reviews improve care and reduce costs

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust is one of the latest hospitals to benefit from NHS Supply Chain’s support for improvements in continence care

Driving Savings through equipment aggregation

Emma Dunn looks at how trusts can increase their diagnostic capacity, replace old equipment and continue to make savings

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.

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