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Health Services “Competition” in Manchester – Dr Sanchez-Graells Comments

Dr Albert Sanchez-Graells is a procurement lawyer and academic at Bristol University (and has just been promoted to Reader – well deserved and congratulations to […]

Summer Reading – A Handful of Recommended Books, Procurement and More

Now the summer holidays are here, we are going to suggest some reading that will keep you busy … you can read the rest of […]

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 […]

Negotiation Advice – REALLY Listen, Think, Respond

Yesterday we talked about the importance of listening in the context of negotiation. That was the number one piece of advice from my friend Alan […]

Ask Spend Matters – Centralized, Decentralized or Hybrid Sourcing Structure?

We mentioned here that our colleagues at Spend Matters US are running a new feature called “Ask Spend Matters” in which readers.. yes, you’ve guessed […]

Down the Procurement Pub With CIPS, Laura Forzani, and The Big Moon

This is me and old friend, Alan Thomson, who has spent the last few years teaching negotiating (mainly to sales people) with the Gap Partnership […]

Only 8 Weeks Until eWorld Procurement and Supply – Keynote From Dr John Glen

Looking ahead to after the summer holiday period, we will be back at the QEII Centre in Westminster on September 26th 2017 for the latest […]

Weather-Related Supply Chain Risk – An (Icy) Blast From The Past

Through August, we’re going to be running some of our “greatest hits” from what is almost seven years of Spend Matters UK/Europe.  We’ll keep bringing […]

Department of Health Scores Top Drugs Man As Commercial Supremo

Last week the UK Department of Health appointed its first ever Chief Commercial Officer, Steve Oldfield. We described the job here when it was advertised […]

Down the Procurement Chippy With New Health Supremo, a Pub Debate, Cricket and James Vincent McMorrow

I know I go on about Lincoln and the best pub in the world (the Strugglers Inn) but the Burton Road Chippy just 400 yards […]

Big Data In UK Central Government – Ask Spend Matters

Our colleagues over at Spend Matters US have started a new series that invites readers to send in their procurement questions. Then, the combined intellectual […]

MOD Procurement – The Same Old Issues? (Part 2)

(This series of articles was first published by us in December 2010 but seems relevant given the recent debate around the suitability or otherwise of […]