BMA launches campaign to promote ethical purchasing of NHS medical supplies

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 25 February 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b816
  1.  John Zarocostas
  1. 1 Geneva

    The BMA is urging health professionals and the public to help promote the fair trade of medical supplies by contributing to a consultation on ethical procurement in the NHS.

    In December 2008 the NHS’s Purchasing and Supply Agency, in partnership with the Ethical Trading Initiative (an alliance of companies, non-governmental organisations, and trade unions to promote ethical consumerism) and the BMA, developed draft guidance for procurers in the healthcare sector to consider labour standards in countries where products are made. The consultation runs until the end of April 2009, and final guidance for GPs and …

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