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Buying smarter could save the NHS £1.2bn

Monday 28 May 2012

The NHS has been asked to ‘raise its game’ when purchasing goods and services, such as gloves and sutures, catering and energy, to save at least £1.2 billion over the next four years.

The Department of Health, working with the NHS Supply Chain, has also established a £300 million cash fund to enable the NHS to bulk buy large equipment such as:

  • CT scanners,
  • MRI scanners,
  • Ultrasound machines, and
  • Cancer treatment technology.

Click here to read the full press release on the Department of Health website.

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