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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