NHS e-procurement system to save up to GBP 5 mln

Monday 19 May 2014 11:36 CET | News

A report from the NHS e-Procurement Strategy has revealed that by adopting an e-procurement system, annual savings of between GBP 3 million and GBP 5 million could be achieved for a 600-bed hospital.

The strategy is a detailed plan of actions that the government claims could improve health services data and information. It is part of the NHS Procurement Development Programme – a plan set to save the health service GBP 1.5 bn by financial year 2015-16.

The report also revealed that barcoding of products and the European IT standard PEPPOL, that allows supplier interaction with the public sector, will be taken up under the strategy.

These aspects will become mandatory for NHS providers and suppliers through conditions of contract.

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