News alert / Modern slavery review

18 December 2023

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The Department of Health and Social Care has published a review that examines the risks of modern slavery within NHS supply chains and provides recommendations to mitigate the risks. The review considered more than 1,300 suppliers, representing 600,000 NHS products, to identify modern slavery risks and build a more ethical and reliable UK health system. In delivering the recommendations, the Department will work with NHS England and NHS Supply Chain to lay new regulations for procuring healthcare products and services; develop a cross-government response to map supply chains and identify where action must be taken.