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  • 16th Jun 2021

Buying better: Improving NHS procurement with behavioural insights

In February 2016 the Carter review found that £700m of savings could be achieved across acute and non-acute trusts in the purchasing of general supplies and services.

In this report we outline how behavioural insights can help to understand the barriers within digital hospital procurement platforms and develop solutions to overcome such barriers and improve procurement efficiency by reducing errors and generating savings. Whilst the ideas in this note are based on our programme of work for the Health Foundation in hospital procurement, many of the insights and ideas could be applied to the healthcare sector and digital procurement more broadly.

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