NHS: Procurement

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 8th February 2019.

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Photo of Luciana Berger Luciana Berger Labour/Co-operative, Liverpool, Wavertree

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 20 December 2018 to Question 202794 on the NHS's comprehensive assessment of supply lines, whether his Department conducted analysis of the data on supply chain reviews throughout the health and care system; and whether his Department plans to publish the results of the analysis it has so conducted.

Photo of Stephen Hammond Stephen Hammond Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The Department has conducted reviews of supply chains across the health and care system to assess commercial risks. The results of these reviews were received at the end of November, and the Department is conducting analysis on the data that will be used to provide additional guidance to trusts and foundation trusts. This additional guidance will be communicated to trusts and foundation trusts during February.

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