Does healthcare procurement in the UK facilitate collaboration across the supply chain? A complex adaptive perspective



Michaelides, , Meehan, J ORCID: 0000-0001-6730-9350 and Menzies, L ORCID: 0000-0002-9981-1529
(2016) Does healthcare procurement in the UK facilitate collaboration across the supply chain? A complex adaptive perspective. In: 25th IPSERA conference, 2016-03-20 - 2016-03-23, Fraunhofer-Institute for Material Flow and Logistics IML, Dortmund, Germany.

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Abstract

This study reports initial insights on procurement practices across four Healthcare Trusts in the UK's National Health Service (NHS). This is a highly topical study with recent reports identifying a staggering NHS £671m deficit for 2014/15. In the latest government commissioned Carter’s report, £1 billion savings are set as targets in procurement improvement. This paper argues that reductionist approaches and formulaic cost efficiency savings in purchasing environments that have been cost optimised do not foster contemporary notions of collaborative service and value. This paper suggests that challenges around value based procurement in the NHS are at their core complexity issues.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Unspecified)
Uncontrolled Keywords: public procurement, healthcare procurement, complex adaptive systems
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2016 14:16
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2021 08:34
URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3000168