Jack Serle, HealthServiceJournal

Jack Serle


Contact Jack

Discover and connect with journalists and influencers around the world, save time on email research, monitor the news, and more.

Start free trial

  • Unknown
  • HealthServiceJournal
  • The Bureau
  • NationofChange
  • Truthout

Past articles by Jack:

Two national procurement contracts awarded

The national procurement agency has awarded contracts to manage its non-clinical categories for up to six years to two incumbent external service providers, following an 11-month procurement process. → Read More

New clinical waste strategy launched to guard against repeat of 2018 crisis

Trusts will significantly expand their capacity to treat clinical waste in-house to improve national and regional resilience as part of a new national strategy. → Read More

Trusts not using new procurement route risk losing share of £250m fund

NHS England is making a dynamic purchasing system its approved route to market for trusts buying equipment and systems to run virtual wards and remote monitoring programmes, HSJ can reveal. → Read More

Two trusts reverse £20m contract award after court challenge

Two acutes have reversed a decision to award a £20m contract for patient transport services shortly after an unsuccessful bidder started legal action. → Read More

Supplier’s ‘panic’, not NHSE, to blame for failed £144m contract bid

Human error during a last-minute submission - and not a 'defective' procurement portal - caused an IT supplier to miss out on the chance of winning a £144m NHS contract, a High Court judge has ruled. → Read More

Nine regions to take over £13bn specialised services spend

Nine regional committees will commission specialised services worth £13bn from April, NHS England has decided. → Read More

NHSE to bring commercial expertise to service’s innovation efforts

NHS England wants to bring more commercial and procurement expertise to the NHS's process of developing innovative medical products, according to a proposed strategy. → Read More

National procurement chief appointed

NHS Supply Chain has appointed a commercial director to take charge of major reforms to its operating model and oversee day-to-day procurement of £3.5bn worth of devices and supplies vital for trust operations. → Read More

Pritchard: new £100m NHSE financial system represents ‘best value’

The delayed £100m upgrade to NHS England's single financial and accounting system promises year-on-year cost savings, according to an assessment by NHSE's chief executive. → Read More

Acute trust appoints new CEO

An acute trust in the North East has appointed a new chief executive. → Read More

Fraud bosses warn against manager cuts

Cutting back-office staff who guard against fraud in NHS procurement and finance operations is a false economy, according to the leadership of the NHS Counter Fraud Agency. → Read More

Chief of under-fire agency: Progress ‘will never be at the speed I want’

NHS Supply Chain's chief executive has defended his agency against recent criticism as it launches the procurement of a new digital commercial platform that should be a step-change in its interactions with trust procurement teams. → Read More

Procurement heads criticise ‘failing’ NHS Supply Chain

Performance failings at NHS Supply Chain are impacting patient care, staff wellbeing and retention, and local procurement teams are struggling to mitigate their impact, local procurement chiefs have claimed. → Read More

Big rise in trusts ‘red rated’ for infant mortality

Nearly a fifth of trusts providing maternity care have been red rated for their infant mortality rates in a national audit. → Read More

Supply chain exec quits after U-turn on major reforms

The national director in charge of implementing NHS Supply Chain's new operating model has announced his departure less than a week after it was revealed the procurement agency is dramatically changing its plans for the reforms. → Read More

U-turn on major procurement reforms revealed

NHS Supply Chain is to manage the procurement of all clinical products it buys on behalf of NHS organisations, in a major shift from plans it put forward just months ago, blaming the "more challenging economic environment" for the U-turn. → Read More

Five trusts outsource their back office in £20m deal

Five trusts within an integrated care system have outsourced their back office functions to NHS Shared Business Services. → Read More

‘People breaking’ as procurement now harder than covid peak

NHS procurement is "arguably in a worse state" than during the covid pandemic, as teams grapple with rationing of thousands of products, ballooning inflation, staff burnout and demands for further cost savings. → Read More

NHS maintenance backlog tops £10bn

Spending on the NHS estate has increased at the fastest-rate since the service began collecting detailed data, new figures show. → Read More

NHSE: Trusts pay ‘unwarranted price variations’ for energy

NHS England's central commercial function is developing a "coherent category strategy for energy" to standardise trusts' approach to energy and manage cost pressures in the face of continuing gas and electricity inflation. → Read More