Calderside Medical Practice in Blantyre Health Centre in Lanarkshire, Scotland, has adopted a fair and ethical procurement policy which has been taken forward by their practice manager and GP partners. This item is discussed a few times a year in meetings. They began by ensuring that a selection of tea and coffee purchased for the practice is fairly traded. This is communicated in the health centre where also other practices are located. Calderside Medical Practice aims to make contact with other practices in the health centre to encourage further uptake of ethical trade issues when
procuring and to share good practice.

The health centre is also open to procurement of other ethically produced items as they become available, for example, surgical gloves and cotton based products (e.g. staff uniforms). The Calderside Medical Practice is now in the process of updating its website to adjust the practice ethos accordingly.

 

Further case studies

Nottingham University Hospitals

Welsh Health Supplies – National Uniform Contract