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15 January 2011 | Lindsay Clark
Procurement savings at eHealth, the IT support services for the Scottish
NHS, are helping to fund the Glasgow2014 Commonwealth Games.
Scotland's Spending Plans and Draft Budget 2011-12,
said £12.6 million of additional money for the multi-sport games “has been
identified from contingency funding for Pandemic Flu together with procurement
efficiencies within eHealth”.
spokesman for the Scottish government added:
"Procurement efficiencies totalling £2.6 million have been identified within
eHealth, and the draft Scottish budget proposed to transfer this funding to
support preparations for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.”
The savings have been identified in two principal areas, the spokesman
said. One is the move towards
focusing on collaboration of major procurements, with health boards buying
together rather than individually. This has resulted in savings on the future
costs of major IT contracts such as a patient management system and GP system,
purchased last year.
"Procurement and commercial teams are also involved in reviews of existing
contracts with major suppliers as part of their continuing efforts to reduce
ongoing costs," the government spokesman said.
purchasing, with problems around tender
was cited as a major flaw in the chaotic run-up up to the 2010 games in India,
which handed over to Scotland during the closing ceremony.