NHS Trusts buying whiteboard markers at near double the price of high street shops

08 July 2018 – Telegraph

New figure reveal that NHS trusts are buying whiteboard markers costing double the price of high street shops. Last year packs of four whiteboard markers were bought for between £1.32 and £2.10, the exclusive data obtained by The Telegraph reveals, despite similar items being available for just £1.25 from office supplier Staples.

Such discrepancies have been described as “baffling” by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

The health service spends £55.6 billion each year on general supplies and medical equipment, but bulk buying is not resulting in the best deals.

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