Perspective Newsletter

Perspective
Newsletter

If you would like to receive Perspective - our monthly newsletter – which brings you all of our latest news and views as well as interviews and opinion pieces then please follow the link below...

Read more

Better procurement 'essential for NHS'

31 August 2011

Improvements to procurement infrastructure within the NHS are vital to ensure the health service can cope with challenging financial restrictions.

This is the view of Colin Cram, managing director of business consultancy firm Marc1, who told PublicService.co.uk that hospitals need to become more efficient due to shrinking budgets and growing healthcare demands.

According to the expert, procurement and purchasing is a key part of this, via measures such as seeking suppliers offering innovative solutions, embracing collaboration and taking advantage of government initiatives.

By reducing the NHS' £20 billion annual procurement spend, frontline care jobs can be protected and the viability of healthcare bodies can be maintained.

"Those that fail to extract the best value from their procurement may eventually find their survival at risk," Mr Cram warned.

Earlier this week, the expert told Guardian Professional that better management of public sector procurement is essential to avoid common mistakes - such as unrealistic expectations or a lack of due diligence in planning - from recurring.

Odgers Interim are UK leaders in Interim Management solutions for the Public Sector. We have offices in London, Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Cardiff as well as over 50 offices globally. We are the only Interim Management providers who are part of a top tier international executive search firm. We work closely with our executive search colleagues to find candidates who can offer short term solutions with long term benefits. www.odgersinterim.com


Categories: Healthcare

Comments

No comments have yet been posted, be the first to comment by using the form below:

*
* CAPTCHA
*