Understanding The NHS Position – FP’s View in Bite Size 4

Posted 01/10/2014

Part 4: A Focus on Total Expenditure

  • Few are aware of the total spend portfolio:  £68bn in 211 CCGs;  £35bn in conventional procurement;  £65bn in PFI.

  • Massive scope for productivity improvement;  better quality patient outcomes;  rationalisation and efficiencies.

  • Central to job creation (1.6m jobs to be created in health-care, IPPR) and growth (e.g. Sinophi & Circle in China).

  • Traditionally this has been a low priority for CEOs and CFOs;  highly fragmented spend;  wasteful, inefficient and ignored.

  • Proposals for change are emerging, “Better procurement, better value, better care”, but with relatively low aspiration

Tagged by topic: NHS , Public Sector Procurement

  by Allison Ford-Langstaff

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