Akeso & Company joins the MCA

The Management Consultancies Association is delighted to announce that Akeso & Company is the latest management consulting firm to join the Association.

Specialising in the field of Healthcare and Life Sciences, Akeso & Company is an independent management consultancy offering experience and expertise in Procurement, Supply Chain and Healthcare Operations, delivering high value and lasting outcomes for their clients.

Read the full Press Release.

BBC Radio 4: Could weaker pound cost the NHS?

Worst case scenario

In the Health Service Journal in July, management consultant Chris Robson, who works with NHS trusts on purchasing, predicted the cost could be up to £900m.

When we talk this month, he says things have not changed much, around a billion pounds per year, he says.

But he is keen to stress that is a “worst case scenario” and highly dependent on long-term currency movements.

He hopes the actual figure will not be anything near that and he says much can be done to avoid this cost; there are large savings and efficiencies to be made – but there might also be quite a lot of “running to stay still”.

Read the full article or listen to the podcast from 32:30.