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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 […]

Hospital Procurement League Tables – Alan and Kirsty Give Their Views!

At the HCSA health procurement conference last week, we opened my session with a spoof "radio show", with our pundits discussing the recent procurement league […]

Coffee with Melinda Johnson – Health Commercial Director Impresses at HCSA Event

We’re going to have a few articles this week (and probably into next) about last week’s HCSA (Health Care Supply Association) conference, covering my own […]

Health Procurement – The Usual Suspects Winning Critical Contracts?

It’s a while since we wrote about the Department of Health future operating model (FOM) and the procurement contracting process for eleven national “towers” covering […]

General Surgery Report Details Huge / Unbelievable Variations In NHS Procurement Prices

Some of the very best procurement people we know work in the NHS, and much has been done in recent years to develop a real […]

Health Care Supplies Association Highlights Manchester Efforts from Staff & Suppliers

The HCSA (Health Care Supplies Association) put out a short press release last week relating to the Manchester bombing. They talked about the response and […]