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HCSA and Department of Health Battle Over Future Procurement Model

So what do we make of the press release from the Health Care Supplies Association criticising the Department of Health over the “Future Operating Model” […]

Down The Procurement Pub With LPP, Sad News and Balfour Beatty

Another week, another lack of new drinking pics. So here is a rather artistic picture I took at some dinner... ______________________ As well as the […]

Exclusive! NHS Procurement Leaders Criticise Department of Health Strategy

HCSA conveys its concerns to the Department of Health’s Commercial Director regarding the planned Future Operating Model for NHS Procurement in England That is the […]

Strategic Projects Team Under Spotlight After NHS Procurement Failures

News from the UK health world as the “Strategic Projects Team”, a specialist unit within the National Health Service, is going to be closed down, […]

National Audit Office Report on UnitingCare – Cambridge Health Contract Failure Had Many Causes

The collapse of the UnitingCare contract for older peoples' services in Cambridgeshire last year caused huge problems for the health commissioners, and service recipients in […]

Roy Lilley and the Commissioning (and Service) Crisis in the NHS

We’ve mentioned Roy Lilley many times. Having worked in some very senior roles within the NHS, he is now one of – perhaps the – […]

Dissecting the Carter Report – We Need A Programme Plan

So let’s continue with our detailed look at the Carter Report into NHS efficiency – or “Operational productivity and performance in English NHS acute hospitals: […]

Dissecting the Carter Report – Good Intentions, Some Naivety and Implementation Questions

So let’s start our more detailed look at the Carter Report into NHS efficiency – or “Operational productivity and performance in English NHS acute hospitals: […]

More on the NHS GS1 Demonstrators Programme – Readers’ Comments

Our report on the award of the GS1 “demonstrator” status to six NHS hospitals drew a large number of interesting and informed comments from our […]

NHS GS1 “Demonstrators” Announced – Go West, Young Buyer!

The NHS has been going through a fairly lengthy process of selecting six hospitals (Trusts) as “demonstrator” sites for implementation of the GS1 bar-coding product […]

Down the Procurement Pub with Richard Masser, UCL Partner, the Co-op, Tradeshift and the Mystery Jets!

We’re not doing the “dry January” thing but I have resisted several drinking opportunities this week, including meeting Richard Masser, the relatively new CIPS President, […]

UCL Procurement Partners – HSJ Reports Investigation into Operation

The Health Service Journal reported last week that an investigation has started into the activities of an NHS procurement collaborative organisation that covers five hospitals […]