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The NHS Commissioning Revolution – And Why It Might Fail (Part 2)

In part 1, we talked about how the NHS is looking to move from an approach to service delivery based on competition and contracts to […]

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 […]

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 […]

HCSA Conference – A Good First Day, and a Mystery …

Yesterday morning dawned cold and bright (with scattered wintry showers) in the lovely Yorkshire spa town of Harrogate, home to Betty’s tea-shop and more upmarket […]

Cash Flow Problems For Hospitals – Is Supply Chain Finance An Answer?

How bad is the financial crisis in the UK’s National Health Service? One worrying indicator is the number of Health Trusts (who run hospitals and […]

More on NHS Procurement League Tables – Our Readers Comment

We had some interesting comments on our article about the NHS procurement “league tables”. To remind you - NHS hospitals are now ranked in a […]

NHS Hospitals – Trains, Buying Pains and League Tables

NHS hospitals are now ranked in a league table based on how much they spend on commonly bought items. The Health Minister Jeremy Hunt said, […]

Down the Procurement Pub with CIPS, NHS, Bloom and Grace VanderWaal

It can’t be November already, that’s ridiculous. Oh well, a fairly quiet week after much dashing around recently, so time to get a top secret […]

Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust – A ‘Forgotten About Procurement’ Story

Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust (YAS) underwent a procurement transformation that was so successful it ended up being shortlisted for, and came very close to […]

PFI Contracts – Who Pays the Ultimate Price?

We note that private finance initiative (PFI) – a procurement method using private sector investment to deliver public sector infrastructure and services – has been […]