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Public Spend Forum – Public Procurement Highlights from this Week

Public Spend Forum (PSF) is a public sector procurement global community and market intelligence platform dedicated to improving public procurement and the public sector market. It […]

Melinda Johnson at the HCSA Conference – the Health Commercial Adventure!

At last week’s HCSA conference, Melinda Johnson gave us an update on her first year as Commercial Director at the Department of Health and Social […]

Down the Procurement Pub with the HCSA, Google Maps and Maria McKee

For my last few Down the Procurement Pub photos, I'm looking back on some of the highlights of my time running Spend Matters UK/Europe. The […]

HCSA in Cardiff – Singing, Bog Rolls and the North Will Rise Again

Well, that was some way to open a procurement conference – the Healthcare Supplies Association (HCSA) annual conference, that is, held in the very impressive […]

NHS Procurement Review – A Rather Odd Consulting Approach?

I’ve agreed to Chair the “Future of Procurement in the NHS” conference (more details via that link) in Manchester in December. I’ll try and help […]

Promoting Employment of Disabled Workers Through Procurement Actions – Any Examples?

“Social Value” has become a big issue for public procurement over recent years – and indeed, the concept of “procurement with purpose” that we and […]

Rob Knott and Beth Loudon – Interesting Reading on Procurement, Hospitals and Prisons,

We don’t claim to have the monopoly on good articles and ideas and are therefore always happy to point our readers at other publications and […]

Surrey Still Refusing to Explain Millions Paid to Virgin After Procurement Fail

You may remember that Virgin Care successfully pursued a court case against Surrey County Council and six Surrey health bodies (clinical commissioning groups). That followed […]

New DH Company To Oversee Procurement Future Operating Model

We wrote here about the trend for NHS Trusts to set up dodgy subsidiary companies in what appears to be an effort to avoid VAT […]

Down the Procurement Pub with the NHS, Politics and Bausa

We’re not quite back in the swing yet for 2018, so another reminder of happy 2017 times with a picture from the CIPS wine tasting […]

Drugs Procurement, Markets and Incentives – “Shortages” Drive Up Prices

One day, there will be an academic discipline around incentives. It will encompass aspects of economics, behavioural psychology and contract law. It will recognise how […]

HCSA Event – Thoughts on the Future Operating Model

Coming back to the recent Healthcare Supply Association (HCSA) conference, there was a lot of focus on the FOM (the Future Operating Model) – including […]