NHS procurement is a complex system, which can present challenges for both buyers and suppliers, especially when it comes to effective engagement.
Therefore, following the recent P4H England 2019, the premier procurement event for healthcare, this report considers some of the key themes and trends that have come to light for procurement in 2019-20. to hopefully help simplify the process for you, whether you are a buyer or supplier. These include:
- Collaboration across the NHS – what impact does the tension between centralised directives and devolved decision-making have on healthcare procurement, and how can trusts work together to cut costs while delivering on clinical requirements?
- The buyer-supplier relationship – how do trusts ensure their frameworks are fit for purpose and attract the best supplier talent, while also ensuring that suppliers deliver to the terms of the contract?
- Transformation – what is the relationship between large-scale, centralised transformation projects such as the new NHS Supply Chain operating model, and continuous improvement at trust level?
The report also includes the key findings of Health Online’s recent survey “Impact of Procurement in Healthcare,” revealing what NHS procurement leaders think about the major challenges and opportunities facing them.
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