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.