Les Journées de l’Achat Hospitalier : Resah Conference, 7 – 8 December 2017
On the 7th and 8th of December, Resah (Réseau des Acheteurs Hospitaliers: Network for Hospital Purchasers) held their annual conference in Montrouge in Paris. This event brings together purchasing staff from hospitals all over France, and a variety of talks were given about various aspects of purchasing in the health sector. Some of these talks related to the work of biomedical engineers. Frances Thivet, who is developing the French market at Hilditch, was invited to attend the conference to answer questions following a presentation about medical equipment resale. The presentation was given by a biomedical engineer from a French hospital which has been selling its equipment through Hilditch for some time. Those who attended the talk showed a great deal of interest and asked numerous questions; it was certainly fascinating for Frances to speak to biomedical engineers directly about the possibility of resale and to help alleviate some of their concerns. We wish to thank Resah for their kind invitation to this event and for promoting medical equipment resale in France.