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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 […]

NHS Procurement Jobs Up for Grabs – Good News & Some Potential Issues

There are four regional jobs going in the NHS which caught our interest the other day. “The purpose of the Regional Head of Procurement role […]

Webinar Tomorrow – Focus on Health Sector and Supplier Management

We know a good-sized cohort of our valued and esteemed readers work in the health sector, so wanted to mention a webinar tomorrow that our […]

Corbyn and Re-nationalising the NHS – Fantastic Views On Use Of Private Sector

Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour Party, says that he will stop PFI (private finance initiative) contracts if he becomes Prime Minster. He pledged cash […]

Capita Medical Support Contract – Running Into Problems

Supplier issues and contractual problems in the public sector are often like volcanoes or perhaps hot springs. First of all, there is a bit of […]