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Roundtable seminar with Richard Douglas CB on “More for less in the NHS: Best value procurement.”
The need to achieve value for money will be the priority for the health service in this Parliament and the next. Many providers are facing falling income and rising costs, with a growing number expecting to be in financial difficulty in future years. There is however considerable scope to achieve greater savings from procurement and reform of back office functions. The Government’s recent strategy on procurement and past studies by the National Audit Office have demonstrated high levels of waste, variation, duplication and poor use of resources by NHS providers.
Better Procurement, Better Value, Better Care called on the NHS to harness its purchasing power to achieve £1.5 billion of efficiency savings in procurement costs for the next three years. In particular, it outlined the need to improve the relationships between NHS providers and national partners, raise clinical engagement in procurement, and improve the leadership and capability of NHS trusts to deliver efficiency and productivity gains. We are delighted that Sir Ian Carruthers and Richard Douglas have agreed to lead this seminar to explore how the NHS could achieve better value for money from procurement.
Reform will bring together a group of 18-20 high-level guests, including policymakers, practitioners and key stakeholders, to discuss these issues. This seminar is kindly sponsored by NHS Supply Chain.
For further information please contact Cathy Corrie. Please be aware that places at this event are limited and attendance will be confirmed by email.
15 October 2014
08.30 - 10.00