NHS pays too much for some supplies

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 06 July 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:11
  1. Claudia Court
  1. BMJ

    Britain's public spending watchdog,the National Audit Office, has found wide variations in the prices paid by different divisions of the NHS for goods. It concludes that the NHS Supplies Authority could make substantial savings on the £2bn ($3bn) of goods and services bought annually by the health service.

    The report notes that “there were wide variations in the prices NHS Supplies charged to their customers for …

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