Let and forget: a dilemmas perspective on contract governance in healthcare procurement



Menzies, laura ORCID: 0000-0002-9981-1529, Meehan, J ORCID: 0000-0001-6730-9350 and Harris, Nicola
(2018) Let and forget: a dilemmas perspective on contract governance in healthcare procurement. In: 27th Annual IPSERA Conference, 2018-02-25 - 2018-03-28, Athens.

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Abstract

There is a lack of contract management in healthcare procurement, despite pressure to cut costs and drive value. Through an in-depth case study, we reframe the ‘problem’ of the paucity of contract management as a decision dilemma to unpick the causes by exploring underlying attitudes of procurement. Resources focus on cost improvement plans; the role contract management plays in ensuring value is delivered is not recognised. A lack of consequence for not managing contracts dilutes the pressure to take responsibility. Attitudes become entrenched and the dilemma of where to focus resources loses its power to induce ‘stop and think’ behaviours.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Unspecified)
Additional Information: Healthcare Decision dilemmas Contract management
Uncontrolled Keywords: healthcare, decision dilemmas, contract management
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2018 08:50
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2020 09:29
URI: http://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3018190