Management School academics join $1.6 million bid issued by the Government of Canada

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A team of academic staff at the Management School have been awarded funding as part of a wider project commissioned by the Canadian Government.

The Government of Canada’s Networks of Centres of Excellence of Canada (NCE) have provided $1.6 million over four years to the Supply Chain Advancement Network in Health (SCAN Health). The bid was formally approved on the 6th June 2017 by the Canadian Federal Government and will span from 2017 to 2021.

SCAN Health is an International Knowledge Translation Platform funded to accelerate knowledge translation and address key problems, challenges and opportunities of high strategic importance for end users in Canada and more widely around the globe.

Dr Jo Meehan, Dr Laura Menzies, and Dr Roula Michaelides were invited to join this $1.6M bid based on their extensive research on procurement within the NHS, which was subsequently recognised by the Canadian government.  The latest paper, "The long shadow of public policy: barriers to value-based approaches in healthcare procurement", produced around their NHS research won the Best Healthcare Paper at the IPSERA conference in 2016 and has been published in a special issue of the Journal of Purchasing & Supply Management (2017).

The network is made up of academics from leading global Universities and policy bodies (including Public Health England and NHS England) spanning five countries, including Australia, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada.  With over one hundred partners from industry, healthcare, government and academia, the Network will enable the exchange of information and expertise to accelerate the implementation of healthcare supply chain best practices around the world.