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We have known this for years so why hasn’t NHS management ‘reformed’ its purchasing?
Lord Carter has worked with 22 leading hospitals to see how the NHS could save money by doing things more efficiently & spreading best practice.  His report finds that the NHS could save up to £5bn every year by 2020 by making better use of staff, using medicines more effectively and getting better value from the huge number of products it buys.  The PM has set out that the NHS must modernise and move to a 7-day service. The size of the NHS means that by doing several small things better, huge savings are possible to help achieve that aim.
Researched Links:

DH:  Hospital productivity report shows how NHS can make large savings

NHS Confederation response to Lord Carter review on procurement

CQC to act on recommendations of report into procurement

NHS Confederation response on the recent announcement into assessing hospital efficiency

Financing the promised £8bn by 2020

In an age when everyone seeks the best price for everything over the internet, surely NHS procurement should provide value for money?

Monitor to undertake first investigation under NHS purchasing rules

NICE launches new Framework Agreement for purchasing information resources

MPs report on high value equipment in the NHS

NHS Supply Chain

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