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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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WHO ATTENDS

  • 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

    Nick Allen
    Nick Allen Industry Procurement Advisor Health Innovation Manchester

    Certified FCIPS Member as of 8th September 2017 and Chartered Procurement Professional

    * Advises SME's and Entrepreneur's on procurement process within public sector (NHS) helping them with value propositions and business cases. Pitch training to decision makers and instrumental in driving innovation into NHS Hospital Trusts. NIA Fellow Mentor on Procurement.

    • Specialises in identifying cost improvement opportunities, winning over key decision makers/clinicians through mutual professional respect, bringing a whole new complete holistic approach through LEAN procurement techniques. Fully understanding of the NHS Green Plan, GM Net Zero 2038.

    • Advised and assisted both private and public sector clients (face to face) in manufacturing industry and commercial sectors in the U.K re Performance Management, Contract Negotiation, Facilities & Supply Chain Management attaining reduced supplier bases, cost savings, increased performance and quality.

    • Conducted studies on competitiveness and suggested and implemented improvements in productivity for manufacturing companies in the North West and South of England.

    • Managed Buyer performance and implemented purchasing processes and systems such as e-tender, e-quotation and e-procurement for operating and financial effectiveness throughout (NHS, Local Government, Police, Education and many more).

    • Monitored after-care activities, training and development for staff involved in Purchasing, with emphasis on improvement through the use of e-commerce.

    My goals are to continually listen and learn and pass on best practice techniques to other procurement professionals, and to write a book on my experiences within procurement.

    Specialties: Financial Management• Sales Leadership • Business Development • Competitive Market Position • Revenue Growth • Strategic Planning• Cross-functional Team Leadership • Expense, Cost & Margin Control • Healthcare Supply Chain • E-Commerce • Strategic Thinking • Cost Savings • Best Value • Continuous Improvement • Hollistic Procurement • Supplier Reduction • Value for Money

  • 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.


    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.

    Will Laing
    Will Laing Operations Director NHS Workforce Alliance

    The Operations Director role is a new one for the NHS Workforce Alliance, reporting to the Executive Board and responsible to all five member organisations. It was established as part of an emerging Project Management Office function to ensure the Alliance has a balance of full-time dedicated resources as well as allocated time from the talented people in the commercial, communications, finance, and data teams across the Alliance members.

    In the simplest sense, it’s my role to ensure the Alliance achieves its ultimate ambition of being the workforce partner of choice across the NHS.

    Lisa Higham
    Lisa Higham Contract Assurance Manager(Medical Procurement) Ministry of Defence

    Experienced senior leader in the Defence Medical Services, with expertise in operational and strategic leadership & contract management in healthcare.

  • 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.

    Nick Allen
    Nick Allen Industry Procurement Advisor Health Innovation Manchester

    Certified FCIPS Member as of 8th September 2017 and Chartered Procurement Professional

    * Advises SME's and Entrepreneur's on procurement process within public sector (NHS) helping them with value propositions and business cases. Pitch training to decision makers and instrumental in driving innovation into NHS Hospital Trusts. NIA Fellow Mentor on Procurement.

    • Specialises in identifying cost improvement opportunities, winning over key decision makers/clinicians through mutual professional respect, bringing a whole new complete holistic approach through LEAN procurement techniques. Fully understanding of the NHS Green Plan, GM Net Zero 2038.

    • Advised and assisted both private and public sector clients (face to face) in manufacturing industry and commercial sectors in the U.K re Performance Management, Contract Negotiation, Facilities & Supply Chain Management attaining reduced supplier bases, cost savings, increased performance and quality.

    • Conducted studies on competitiveness and suggested and implemented improvements in productivity for manufacturing companies in the North West and South of England.

    • Managed Buyer performance and implemented purchasing processes and systems such as e-tender, e-quotation and e-procurement for operating and financial effectiveness throughout (NHS, Local Government, Police, Education and many more).

    • Monitored after-care activities, training and development for staff involved in Purchasing, with emphasis on improvement through the use of e-commerce.

    My goals are to continually listen and learn and pass on best practice techniques to other procurement professionals, and to write a book on my experiences within procurement.

    Specialties: Financial Management• Sales Leadership • Business Development • Competitive Market Position • Revenue Growth • Strategic Planning• Cross-functional Team Leadership • Expense, Cost & Margin Control • Healthcare Supply Chain • E-Commerce • Strategic Thinking • Cost Savings • Best Value • Continuous Improvement • Hollistic Procurement • Supplier Reduction • Value for Money

  • 12:50 PM - 13:20 PM

    Digital Tools for Better Procurement

    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!


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