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Procure 21+ launched for NHS construction

3rd August 2010

Health minister Simon Burns has unveiled a new procurement plan that could save the NHS over £200 million and help hospitals to get necessary upgrades more quickly.

The Procure 21+ framework will require NHS trusts to choose from a list of six approved construction companies when building a new hospital or refurbishing an existing one.

In addition, transparency will be improved under the new system, as performance outcomes will be offered by each building contractor and published online so trusts can make a more informed decision about which firm they employ.

Mr Burns commented: 'The benefits of Procure 21+ are clear - a streamlined system will mean that NHS organisations will be able to concentrate on delivering patient care and improving outcomes.'

He added that the savings created by reducing bureaucracy will allow for greater investment in frontline services, while new builds and refurbishments are likely to be completed more efficiently under the framework.

Last week, the Department of Health revealed that it will slash the number of its 'arm's length bodies' from the current 18 to between eight and ten in a bid to reduce bureaucracy in the NHS.
 

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