Published: 09/05/2002, Volume II2, No. 5804 Page 6

Trusts have made 'significant improvements' in the priority given to procurement and supply issues over recent years, according to a report from the Audit Commission.All now have a procurement strategy which most have acted on - but almost one-third of trusts still do not have explicit objectives linking procurement to their overall business strategy.And fewer than one in five trusts met the government target last December for 90 per cent of all orders under£100 to be processed electronically.

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