Healthcare UK, hot on the heals of Global Healthcare Procurement Alliance…

The UK government’s plans to support the NHS in entering international private markets to subsidise its UK ‘free at the point of need’ provision has been (understandably) all over the news in the last 24 hours.

What has received less coverage is NHS Commercial Solutions joining the Global Healthcare Procurement Alliance (see post on Monday).

There are those who are spinning the NHS as being dragged kicking and screaming into the government’s plans – but is it more accurate to see this is a part of a more generalised recognition that innovative and creative ways of funding the NHS are required given the fact that no-one now expects a short term economic bounce to provide the government with other options….

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