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Social Care

Beyond Command and Control – a Better Way of Contracting for Complex Services?

John Seddon is a highly original and interesting thinker, whose work over the years has often gone against the grain of conventional ideas about business […]

A Crisis In Social Care? Alllied Healthcare Looks To Re-Structure Debts

There was a worrying development late last week when Allied Healthcare told staff and clients that they are seeking a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) – […]

The Missing Link in Social Care

Tony Pilkington, managing director at Younifi, the managed service solution for adult social care, explains how the system can, and must be, simplified.  With a predicted […]

Procurement Will Eat Itself (Part 1)

Jon Milton, Director at contingent labour supply management specialists, Comensura, looks at the 'cannibalisation' of procurement, and what that means for consumers. Tomorrow he continues […]

Innovative “Commissioning For Outcomes” – Adult Social Care in Slough Leads The Way

Before eWorld Procurement and Supply, we mentioned in our preview a session on adult social care procurement from Craig Brewin, Head of Commissioning at Slough […]

Public Spend Forum Europe – Public Procurement Highlights from this Week

Public Spend Forum Europe is dedicated to European public sector procurement, and aims to be a global community and knowledge network for public procurement and the public […]

How Markets Work – The Economics of Care Homes Spells Trouble For Councils

An understanding of how markets work should be a core element of every procurement professional’s knowledge base, and it is always fascinating to observe how […]

Down the Procurement Pub with IQN & Beeline, Lincoln, Social Care, and Low

Here is another pic from the BravoSolution Real World Procurement dinner, at the top of the Gherkin in London. The views really are spectacular, although […]

Social Care Procurement – Younifi Platform Aims to Support Personal Budgets

We wrote here about the challenges in social care procurement facing local authorities who are major buyers of these services, as well as care recipients […]

Social Care Procurement – Can Younifi Help In Hugely Challenging Category?

What is the most challenging “spend category” in the entire UK public sector?  And what is the most important in terms of its impact on […]

Social Care – Don’t Get Old, Don’t Get Sick

What market presents the biggest single challenge in public sector procurement? It has to be Social Care. A spend category worth some £20 billion a […]

Matrix SCM – eProcurement innovation to drive better social care procurement

We’ve wondered recently whether buying music rights – like our friend Richard Kirstein – is the "sexiest” spend category in the procurement world. Well, there’s […]