NHS to have own comparison site

Extract from BBC News

moneyA price comparison website is being created to help the NHS in England save millions of pounds in the way it purchases good and services.

It will include details of what NHS trusts are paying for everything from rubber gloves and stitches to new hips and building work.

The post of procurement champion has also been created to help improve purchasing systems.

The NHS has been heavily criticised for the way it buys supplies.

Two years ago the National Audit Office estimated that more than 10% could be saved through better procurement.