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Best practice for the provision of nutrition supply services including feeds, pumps, consumables, home delivery and associated support services

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Best practice for the provision of nutrition supply services including feeds, pumps, consumables, home delivery and associated support services

Tendering for nutrition supply services can be considered a complex and significant undertaking, involving collaboration from a wide range and diversity of stakeholders. The ‘Best practice for the provision of nutrition supply services including feeds, pumps, consumables, home delivery and associated support services’ document is intended to support procurement groups/clinicians throughout the process and aims to define and encourage best practice with regard to the procurement of nutrition supply services across the whole health economy. The document outlines the twelve key steps to be followed in order to drive forward a best practice agenda for successful procurement - Figure 1.

It is the intention that the document be followed/adhered to in its entirety. If procurement groups/clinicians choose only to use the sections/points that they feel will be of advantage to their particular tendering exercise, it must be realised that this approach may have serious ongoing financial consequences.

BSNA welcomes the publication of the ‘Best Practice’ document and considers it important that the document is adhered to in its entirety to ensure certainty in the procurement process and to deliver the optimum financial outcome from the perspective of the whole health economy.

The ‘Best practice for the provision of nutrition supply services including feeds, pumps, consumables, home delivery and associated support services’ document can be read here.

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