Health and safety

Though crucial for health workers, masks are not considered essential for everyone ©Bloomberg/Getty Images
Big picture: masking the symptoms
Cultural change needed in procurement post Grenfell
Levi’s steps up chemicals testing in supply chain
How Thames Tideway partnered with actors on health and safety
Consumers favour ‘anytime, anywhere’ snacks
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/
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/
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