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Healthcare

GS1: What Do the Standards Mean for Healthcare Procurement Professionals?

Nicola Hall, managing director at Ingenica Solutions, which provides the first GS1 certified inventory management solution in the healthcare market, explains how to take advantage […]

Capping Medical Agency Fees – What Impact Is It Likely To Have?

So, if Ministers and NHS England go ahead, interfere with the market (not a usual Tory principle) and set a cap on fees for medical […]

This Week’s Summary of Articles from Public Spend Matters Europe

Here's a summary of our stories from around Europe on Public Spend Matters Europe this week. There’s a new article every day so the volume […]

Communitas Clinics – Award-Winning Customer Service Case Study

We are producing a series of reports covering entries from the recent GO Excellence in Public Procurement Awards. They are chosen from categories for which […]

The NHS Malthusian Challenge — Purchasing and Beyond (Part 3)

This is the last in a three-part series from guest author, Adrian Fawcett, Chairman of Healthcare Cost Recovery, the UK’s leading financial reimbursement specialist for the NHS. […]

The NHS Malthusian Challenge — Purchasing and Beyond (Part 2)

This is the second in a three-part series from new guest author, Adrian Fawcett, Chairman of Healthcare Cost Recovery, the UK’s leading financial reimbursement specialist for […]

The NHS Malthusian Challenge — Purchasing and Beyond (Part 1)

The "Malthusian Challenge" (where geometric growth of a population outstrips the resources available to it), if it continues in UK healthcare as it has been and is doing, looks set to simply render the NHS with a future inability to deliver unless changes take place. This is not any fault of any one government, but a dramatic population matter, set by society. With a UK economy that has not, in real terms, progressively grown by even 3 percent compound during the same time that we have seen NHS spend for the 15 years to 2010 rise by 4.9 percent a year compound -- far outstripping the growth of our commercial economy and GDP -- it is the simple economics and evidence that fiscal policymakers will have to alter, as society’s demand for healthcare is outstripping the economic growth they are providing.

Circle Healthcare and Hinchingbrooke – the Post-Mortem Begins

Let’s come back to Circle Healthcare and Hinchingbrooke Hospital. Circle are pulling out of the ten-year contract to run what was a “failing” NHS hospital […]

This Week’s Summary of Articles from Public Spend Matters Europe

It’s that time of the week again when we give you a roundup of the articles published on Public Spend Matters Europe. Our site, launched […]

An Appetite for Inventory Innovation in Healthcare

We may know what supplies hospitals are buying, but do we know what supplies are actually being used?  We are pleased to publish our first […]

This Week’s Summary of Articles from Public Spend Matters Europe

Six weeks in and our new site, Public Spend Matters Europe, is continuing to receive a good reception from the public procurement community around Europe. […]