NHS saves £288 million on everyday essentials

Trusts across England saved £288 million in the last financial year by securing the best deals for commonly bought items, such as syringes, disposable gloves, loo roll and shoe covers. The money freed up can be reinvested into other services and equipment. Savings so far Trusts are able to compare how much their neighbours have […]

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Pioneering price match scheme frees up millions for frontline care

Doctors have freed up millions of pounds to fund frontline care by banding together to create a pioneering ‘price match’ scheme that drives down the cost of simple items such as anti-embolism stockings and surgical gloves. The clinician-led scheme in Sheffield saw staff and patients work closely across seven hospitals to agree on the best […]

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Update on Carillion liquidation

Following today’s announcement that Carillion plc would be declaring insolvency, the NHS put into place contingency plans that have seen services for patients maintained without interruption. These contigency plans, held at a national level by NHS England and NHS Improvement and locally by individual trusts and private sector partners, have been in preparation for some […]

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