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The NHS spends over £30 billion annually on critical services, medications, equipment, and digital infrastructure. But can it optimise procurement to ensure value for money and seamless patient care? This event dives into this crucial question.


The Health and Care Act's impact on competition and integration within the NHS will be a key focus. We'll also explore the recently implemented Provider Selection Regime, designed to create a flexible framework for selecting healthcare providers in a digital age.


Collaboration is paramount. The event will examine how the NHS and providers can work together to address challenges like elective care backlogs and strengthen supply chains. Transparency is equally important, and we'll discuss ensuring clear and accountable procurement processes.


This event is designed for anyone involved in NHS procurement or service provision. It's also valuable for those interested in the future of digital healthcare and its impact on procurement, or who want to understand the Provider Selection Regime's implications.


Join us to explore these critical questions and discover how NHS procurement can be a catalyst for efficiency, collaboration, and innovation.


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  • 08:55 AM - 09:25 AM

    Procurement Reform

    Join us for an exclusive online discussion where top experts in healthcare procurement will discuss the pressing issues and exciting prospects in modernising the procurement processes within the NHS.From maximizing cost efficiency to ensuring top-notch quality assurance, we'll delve into strategies aimed at elevating procurement practices to ultimately improve patient care outcomes.

    Don't miss this opportunity to gain invaluable insights and network with industry leaders.



    Paul Chapple
    Paul Chapple Head of Commercial Bids British Red Cross

    Head of Commercial Bids UK operations at British Red Cross

  • 09:35 AM - 10:05 AM

    Supply Chain Resilience

    Join us for an insightful online panel discussion where we'll uncover the essential elements of resilience within the NHS supply chain.

    Explore the intricacies of healthcare coordination and disaster management as we dissect strategies aimed at safeguarding the NHS against disruptions. From navigating global pandemics to addressing local crises, it's crucial to grasp the innovative approaches available to prevent interruptions in the provision of essential medical supplies.

    Charlie Knell
    Charlie Knell Associate Director - Continuity of Supply Commercial Directorate, NHS England

    Head of Continuity of Supply

    Tom Brailsford
    Tom Brailsford Head of Resilience NHS Supply Chain

    Head of Supply Chain Resilience at NHS Supply Chain. Cranfield Supply Chain Exec MSc Graduate. MCIPS.

    Dr Ravinder Singh Zandu
    Dr Ravinder Singh Zandu Civil Servant (Head of Digital and Systems) Cabinet Office-Government Commercial Function

    Dr. Ravinder Singh has a successful background in digital consulting/ transformation, AI/ ML, Gen AI/LLMs, IoT, Emerging Technologies & Innovations, enterprise architecture, sustainability, standard, assurance and audits, cyber and information security, program/ project management with budgets up to £1.5bn with broad ‘C-level’ experience in both public & private sectors including World Bank, UK government, Switzerland, Thailand, Colombia, Ukraine, Rwanda, India and other governments, Defence, Big-4 consulting, BFSI, software houses, R&D, telecom & Oil/utility sectors. Ravinder has 2 Copyrights of Software, published 14 research papers, Nominated for Shri Dewang Mehta National Award for Innovation in Information Technology, India; Listed in Who's Who in the World 2020, 2019, 2018, 2016, 2015, 2014 (32nd and 31st Edition) and Who's Who in ASIA (1st and 2nd edition) published in 2006 and 2012, by Marquis Who’s Who, USA; Co-Author of book on “Model Driven Business Process Engineering” by Amazon (2016), & Bentham Science (2014). Accredited IPA Reviewer; Certified PMP, Prince-2, ITIL, Lead Auditor-ISO 27001. CMMI, ISO 9001; Editor of PG, UG and Certificate course material, Board of Studies, Curriculum Design, & Visiting Faculty to various universities and colleges.

  • 10:40 AM - 11:10 AM

    Tackling Economic Health Inequalities

    Join us for an engaging panel discussion focused on addressing economic health inequalities within the NHS. Delve into the complex issues surrounding disparities in healthcare access and outcomes, from socio-economic determinants to policy interventions.

    Discover actionable strategies to narrow the gap and promote equitable healthcare delivery for all.

    Sadie Beishon
    Sadie Beishon Acting Public Health Specialist - Wider Determinants of Health West Northamptonshire Council

    Acting Public Health Specialist - Wider Determinants of Health , 
    West Northamptonshire Council

    Karen Amber
    Karen Amber Sustainability and Social Value manager NHS Commercial Solutions

    RODP, BSc (Hons), MSc, PG Cert, MBA

    Sustainability and Social Value Manager


    NHS Commercial Solutions

    Forzana Nasir
    Forzana Nasir Lived Experience Partner

    Forzana is a lived experience partner for NHS England, actively involved as a member of the nutrition and hydration board and strategic coproduction group. She has garnered global recognition for her leadership as a patient advocate and her unwavering commitment to supporting patients and carers. Credited for her collaboration on a service directory aimed at enhancing patient experience in North Central London, Forzana is dedicated to improving healthcare delivery. Living with multiple chronic conditions served as the catalyst for her decision to pursue further education, resulting in the attainment of a Bachelor of Science in Health Science. Forzana is committed to championing inclusion and reducing health inequality. She focuses her efforts on community research and improving health literacy to create a more inclusive and accessible healthcare system.

  • 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM

    Sustainability in Procurement

    Join us for a dynamic online discussion where we'll delve into the critical topic of sustainability in NHS procurement. Discover how to navigate the intricacies of integrating sustainability practices into procurement processes, from reducing carbon footprints to promoting ethical sourcing.

    Explore innovative strategies to align procurement practices with environmental goals. Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights and contribute to the drive for a greener future in healthcare.

    Janet Smith
    Janet Smith Head of Sustainability The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust & Walsall

    My personal motto is create, communicate, lead and inspire to achieve excellent outcomes. I have a track record of delivering successful results, engaging and getting the best out of others and developing a positive, innovative and solution-focused culture within a team.

    I have more than 30 years’ experience in project management. Fifteen years of which were spent in managing United Nations agencies funded health and other development projects in both urban and rural communities. I am highly skilled in conceptualising and developing programmes and projects which led to consultancies with among others the World Bank - Economic Development Institute. I have produced project proposals and business cases which were funded by both International and National funding agencies

    Dr Gareth Thompson
    Dr Gareth Thompson Sustainability Clinical & Innovation Lead Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

    Gareth is the Sustainability Clinical and Innovation Lead at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust where he leads on staff engagement by growing the Green Community Network and Green Champions Programme, decarbonising clinical workstreams and reducing unnecessary clinical waste in the delivery of the Trust’s Green Plan. He has a special interest in sustainability entrepreneurship and innovation and assists startup founders with climate change and circular economy solutions with a focus on healthcare. His career vision is to plant the seeds of a regenerative economic paradigm shift that will enable both human society and nature to thrive together.

    Pete Lillie
    Pete Lillie Sustainability Strategy AHSN NENC

    For over 25 years I have been implementing commercial strategies for start ups and larger multi national organisations across Europe building strong commercial pipelines for long term growth and investment. I have now re-established a base in the North East and am focused on helping develop businesses enabling inclusive and sustainable economic growth.

  • 12:50 PM - 13:20 PM

    Digital Tools for Better Procurement in partnership with FlowForma

    Join us for an insightful online discussion highlighting the transformative impact of digital solutions on streamlining NHS procurement processes. Explore how cutting-edge tools such as data analytics and e-procurement platforms are revolutionising efficiency, transparency, and cost-effectiveness within NHS procurement operations.

    Don't miss this opportunity to learn about the latest innovations shaping the future of healthcare procurement. Register now to secure your place!

    Lee Jackson
    Lee Jackson Managing Director North West London Procurement Services

    Lee is an experienced international executive, bringing a broad suite of experiences and capabilities from his career across financial services, aviation, engineering, retail, health and the wider public sector. Those experiences in a wide range of predominantly change and innovation roles provide Lee with a unique perspective that through his strategic transformational leadership enables him to push the status quo and quickly understand the business to make a sustainable impact. Lee is an authentic leader who leads with a value focus to build trusted and enduring relationships.

    Throughout his career, Lee has been drawn to roles where the underlying business or team requires transforming or repositioning, evolving the organisational culture and operating model to attain the highest standards whilst building solid foundations for future growth. Lee possesses excellent stakeholder management skills and is skilled at navigating complex organisations. Lee is a strong tactician with a reputation for running at problems, equally able to operate at a strategic level and flex his approach between the two, as the business requires. More recently, at the NHS Lee led the establishment of the multi award winning shared Procurement service for North West London across England’s largest Independent Care System Improving service user experience, access and population health outcomes through effective procurement.

    Paul Stone
    Paul Stone Product Strategist FlowForma

    Paul Stone is a Product Strategist at FlowForma, the leading provider of no-code process automation tools. Paul uses his in-depth product and healthcare sector experience to support FlowForma’s healthcare clients in achieving operational efficiencies and effectiveness. Paul is committed to empowering citizen developers to rapidly digitalise their processes and manage them smarter and faster, without using any software code.


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