Health and safety

The framework addresses competency failings which contributed to the Grenfell tragedy. © Gurbuz Binici /Getty Images
New procurement framework to improve safety after Grenfell
The purchasing practices of footwear and apparel brands are under the spotlight ©NurPhoto/Getty Images
Suppliers' voices are getting louder
'The opportunity is there,' said Jin Sahota, commercial director of the NHS supply chain at the Department for Health and Social Care ©Daniella Cesarei
NHS Supply Chain could expand into services
Overspending on radiology syringes cost NHS trusts £3.7m in the last financial year ©123RF
NHS saves £288m through collaborative buying
Flu killed 330 Scots last year, up from 71 in 2016/17. ©Monkey Business/stock.adobe.com
Procurement blunder denies 0.5m Scots most effective flu jab
Stockpiling medicines is "not anything new, it's part of what we do as a profession," said Alan Hoskins, procurement director for NHS South of England . © Tyler Olson/stock.adobe.com
Brexit medicine shortage worries unfounded, says NHS procurement head
Report says buyers should consider the long-term integrity of buildings ©AFP/Getty Images
Construction buying in need of makeover
The review looked at the failures that contributed to the fire at Grenfell Tower that killed 72 people last year ©PA Images
Poor procurement kick-starts bad practices, says Grenfell report
Staff recognise the benefits of improving their core strength ©Travis Perkins
Case study: exercise in the supply chain
India moves to blacklist eight drug suppliers
We should be ethical advisors and change makers
Food standards system ‘easy to game’