Professor David Cousins Head of Patient Safety Medicines and Medical Devices National Patient Safety Agency London. Purchasing and Design For Patient Safety. Design For Patient Safety Series. Council of Europe Report 2007 On Safe Medication Practice.
Meeting licensing standards is the minimum – practice standards may be higher
Not always awarding the contract to the cheapest
Products should meet the quality and safety specification – then procure at minimum cost
Provide feedback to manufacturers to obtain safer productsPurchasing For Safety