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What are government buying standards and why do they matter

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A presentation on government buying standards from Dr Louis Levy at the Department of Health Improving Hospital Food Event.

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What are government buying standards and why do they matter

  1. 1. What are Government Buying Standards and why do they matter? Dr Louis Levy Improving Hospital Food Workshop, Hull Royal Infirmary, 20 May 2013
  2. 2. Government Buying Standards are designed to make it easier for government buyers to buy sustainably. They include: • official specifications that all government buyers must follow when procuring a range of products; • information about sustainable procurement and how to apply it when buying. 2 Improving Hospital Food – Government Buying Standards
  3. 3. Identifying and developing criteria reflection and redefinition fine tuning options Reference groups/ stakeholder engagement/ evidence informal consultation/ impact assessment discussionspre-consultation pilot I pre-consultation pilot II scoping study consultation identify options Reference Group 3 Improving Hospital Food – Government Buying Standards Implementation evidence Reference Group review GBSF • Informal and formal consultation • Implementation • Pilot projects
  4. 4. Effect ofapplying Target Nutrient Specifications onsodium intake ofsecondary school pupilsinEngland 4 Improving Hospital Food – Government Buying Standards 800 600 400 200 Sodiumcontributionfrommeal (mg/day) SACN recommendation Talking account for tomato ketchup max 600mg/100g baked beans max 400mg/100g burgers & pizzas max 400mg/100g sausages max 600mg/100g chips & potato products max 100mg/100g crisps etc max 600mg/100g girlsboys Gibson 2005 Data from School meals in secondary schools in England (2004) Applying Target Nutrient Specifications
  5. 5. Draft prioritisation matrix 5 Improving Hospital Food – Government Buying Standards
  6. 6. Bringing it altogether 6 Improving Hospital Food – Government Buying Standards Healthier Food Mark Government Buying Standards for Food On Off
  7. 7. GBS Food and Catering Services • Foods produced to higher sustainability standards • Foods procured and served to higher nutritional standards • Procurement of catering operations to higher sustainability standards 7 Improving Hospital Food – Government Buying Standards www.sd.defra.gov.uk/advice/public/buying/products/food/
  8. 8. Ahealthy food experience 8 Improving Hospital Food – Government Buying Standards
  9. 9. Help is at hand…. from DH/PHE 9 Improving Hospital Food – Government Buying Standards www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Publications/PublicationsPolicyAndGuidance/DH_125579
  10. 10. Issues of packaging 10 Presentation title - edit in Header and Footer 10 Is this fit for purpose – for the patients - for the environment
  11. 11. Help is at hand.. from your supplier 11 Improving Hospital Food – Government Buying Standards Brakes 3663 NHS Supply Chain
  12. 12. Spot the difference….. 12 Improving Hospital Food – Government Buying Standards

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