Procurement Maturity in Public Healthcare Procurement: An Exploratory Study



Menzies, L ORCID: 0000-0002-9981-1529, Meehan, J ORCID: 0000-0001-6730-9350 and Michaelides,
(2016) Procurement Maturity in Public Healthcare Procurement: An Exploratory Study. In: 25th IPSERA conference, 2016-03-20 - 2016-03-23, raunhofer-Institute for Material Flow and Logistics IML, Dortmund, Germany.

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Abstract

This paper reports on the early findings of a study into procurement maturity across four English Trusts in the UK's National Health Service (NHS). Procurement is central to NHS cost cutting initiatives yet the ability to deliver is compromised by the lack of procurement maturity as activities centre almost exclusively on process compliance. Procurement activities were explored via interviews with buyers, clinicians and suppliers. The failure to progress to a higher level of procurement maturity in the NHS is not attributed only to failings at the buyer-seller dyadic interface as standard procurement models would suggest, but to predominantly internal barriers.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Unspecified)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Public procurement, healthcare procurement, procurement maturity
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2016 14:49
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2021 08:34
URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3000167