Doctors have an ethical duty to prevent waste in the NHS, argues a report by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges.
Its authors point to potential savings of nearly £2bn. Examples include better use of medication, tests, hospital beds and operating theatres.
The British Medical Association said doctors were ideally placed to identify savings, but patients must come first. The health secretary said he was determined to tackle avoidable waste in healthcare.
With this in mind, Q Spine endorses the use of disposable products and instrumentation such as SteriSpine PS in support of mitigating waste, improving patient outcomes and saving costs across the NHS.