Policy paper

Improving procurement in the NHS

Sets out actions the government intends to take in the NHS Procurement Development Programme.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government



This document sets out details of the NHS Procurement Development Programme, which aims to help the NHS save £1.5 billion by 2015 to 2016.

The programme sets out 4 major actions:

  • achieving immediate efficiencies and productivity gains
  • improving data, information and transparency
  • improving outcomes at a reduced cost through clinical procurement review partnerships
  • improving leadership and capability of procurement in the NHS

The report also gives examples of how money can be saved in the main NHS spending areas.

Published 5 August 2013