06 June 2023

The NHS spends over £30 billion a year on procurement, from critical clinical services, medicines and equipment, through to IT, building maintenance, catering and cleaning. But does it spend this money well?

With elective care backlogs, the increased digitalisation of healthcare and the need for resilient supply chains, questions have been raised about how the NHS and providers can work better together, improving transparency and value for money.

In a recent expert briefing, co-hosted with the Institute for Government, Burges Salmon Partner Patrick Parkin was joined by Jacqui Rock, Chief Commercial Officer at NHS England, David Hare, Chief Executive of the Independent Healthcare Providers Network and Luella Trickett, Director - Value and Access at the Association of British HealthTech Industries.

The expert panel discussed ways in which the NHS can make the most of its collective buying power, along with lessons learned from recent years and a forward look at how it can take advantage of the upcoming procurement law reforms.

You can watch the full briefing below or listen to the audio recording only here.

Burges Salmon careers

We work hard to make sure Burges Salmon is a great place to work.
Find out more