The Impact of Procurement in Healthcare: Challenges and Opportunities 2018 survey has revealed that two-fifths of participants plan to review their procurement strategy in response to the roll-out of the new Future Operating Model.
Find out more about the latest survey findings and the new Future Operating Model below.
The Impact of Procurement in Healthcare: Challenges and Opportunities 2018
This survey was completed by iGov Survey in partnership with Delta eSourcing during June/July 2018.
As this survey focuses primarily on procurement in healthcare, survey respondents represented a broad cross-section of job functions throughout the sector, including a Chief Executive, Chairman and Clinical Lead, and Chief Operating Officer (see the full list in attached report).
Survey attendees were asked a range of questions about the types of challenges healthcare professionals are facing now.
The Future Operating Model
The purpose of the Future Operating Model (FOM) is to deliver improved procurement and logistics support to the NHS. FOM plans to deliver clinically safe, high-quality products for the best possible value.
The NHS hopes that the new strategy will realise £2.4bn of savings in its first five years of operation, which can be used by the NHS for reinvestment in frontline services.
Reviewing procurement strategy after the FOM launch
Healthcare procurement in England is at a “major crossroads” according to Professor Duncan Eaton, Executive Advisor to the All-Party Parliamentary Health Group and Chair of P4H England.
Professor Eaton has noted that the most recent changes will influence NHS procurement professionals across the board:
“The new Future Operating Model will have a significant impact on healthcare procurement strategies.”
The findings from the report agree, revealing that the FOM is expected to have a bigger impact on healthcare procurement strategies than Brexit, GDPR and the EU Directives and legislative updates.
Review your procurement strategy
Those taking part in the survey were asked if their organisation has plans to review or is already reviewing its procurement strategy considering the new Future Operating Model. The results revealed:
- 44% – Yes
- 24% – No
- 32% – Don’t Know
This shows that there are still gaps to fill when it comes to educating NHS professionals on the FOM and the changes it will bring to NHS organisations in England.
If your healthcare organisation currently has no plans to review its procurement strategy considering the new Future Operating Model, or sits in the 32% Don’t Know bracket and is unsure how it will be affected by the FOM, our team of experts would be more than happy to talk you through the latest changes in healthcare procurement.
We have worked with many NHS organisations, one such being the NHS Bexley Clinical Commissioning Group. Mark Abrahams, Head of Procurement at NHS BCCG, says that:
“The Delta eSourcing system has allowed Bexley Clinical Commissioning Group to streamline our procurement process. It has provided us with a full audit trail and offered a secure medium to communicate with our suppliers, whilst allowing me to effectively manage the various programmes being undertaken by the team.”
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