Agenda – Day One

Welcome and Introduction

10.00 - 10.10

Rt. Hon Lord Philip Hunt Of Kings Heath OBE PC


Mark Roscrow MBE

NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership
Programme Director

The Lancashire Procurement Cluster Story

10.15 - 10.35

Breakout Session: Robotic Process Automation (RPA) in Procure to Pay

10.15 - 10.35

Collaboration: The Key To Supply Chain Success

10.35 - 10.55

Breakout Session: StockWatch - Tracking & Forecasting PPE during Covid

10.35 - 10.55

When Covid hit our public services earlier this year, it very quickly created a PPE challenge for the Supply Chain. Join Mat, CEO at AdviseInc, to find out how his team rose to the challenge, helping over 200 healthcare, local councils and blue light services track and forecast PPE. Hear how their early intervention saved lives by providing near real-time visibility and enabling mutual aid through their award-winning StockWatch solution.

Keynote Address

10.55 - 11.15

Sir David Nicholson

Worcester Acute, and ex Chief Executive, NHS England

Keynote Address

11.15 - 11.45

Breakout Session: Supply Chain Resilience: What to do now and Next. Lessons for the public sector in a Post Covid-19 and Brexit World

11.35 - 11.50

MFT & Baxter – Redefining NHS/Industry Partnerships

11.45 - 12.05

Live Forum Discussion - Morning Session

12.05 - 12.25

The Global COVID-19 Classroom: Procurement leaders from around the world share lessons learned

12.45 - 13.05

Within a matter of weeks, COVID-19 resulted in critical supply shortages for healthcare procurement leaders around the globe, as demand increased and production slowed worldwide. With the pandemic expected to continue into 2021 and scientists predicting similar public health challenges in the future, there are important lessons to be learned to increase supply chain resilience. In this session, hear how procurement leaders from around the globe responded to the crisis: what worked, what didn’t and how they are preparing for the future.

Breakout Session: The Decarbonisation Journey Facing the NHS

12.45 - 13.05

Join CCS for a roundtable discussion about the role of procurement in the past, the present and the future.

Key discussion points
• National agenda and design
• Re-thinking how we buy energy
• Practical Procurement steps and strategy
• Managing long term contracts through their lifecycle

Supporting the NHS workforce in a global pandemic

13.05 - 13.25

The NHS Workforce Alliance shares how it is responding to customer requirements in this changing environment and how it is supporting the NHS through collaboration.

Breakout Session: TNE in the NHS

13.05 - 13.25

A look into what TNE is and how it can help deliver service recovery post COVID

Accelerating the pace of Intelligent Automation in the NHS

13.25 - 13.45

Breakout Session: Procurement Efficiency at Scale - Saving Patient’s Lives

13.25 - 13.40

Stuart MacMillan, WYAAT Scan4Safety Lead will be sharing his experience of delivering a regional collaborative approach at West Yorkshire Asoccation of Acute Trusts to improve supply chain & reduce patient harm with Omnicell solution, SupplyX.

NHS Providers

13.45 - 14.05

Chris Hopson

NHS Providers
Chief Executive

Hempsons - Legal Update

14.05 - 14.35

Andrew Daly

Partner, Specialist Procurement Team

HCSA Trustees: HCSA The Past, Present and Future

14.35 – 14.55

Patient Safety – the art of the possible

15.00 - 15.20

Live Forum Discussion - Afternoon Session

15.20 - 15.40

Agenda – Day Two

Being Kind to your Mind

10.25 - 10.55

“How are we going to get through the next few months?”

A question posed by NHS staff in a recent workshop.

There’s no quick answer.

No short cut or magic pill type answers.

By there is a way…by being kind to your mind.


In this 30 min talk, confidence coach, Jules Wyman

will share simple pragmatic truths of how you can develop mind health,

AND find a way through.

HCSA Awards 2020 – Introduction and AWARD #1 - Cross Functional Collaboration sponsored by B. Braun

10.55 - 11.10

The NHS Nightingale Manchester

11.10 - 11.30

Breakout Session: Creating and sustaining Industry/NHS partnership – Building on the Manchester Experience

11.10 - 11.30

HCSA Awards 2020 - AWARD #2 - Procurement Excellence sponsored by Crown Commercial Service

11.30 - 11.40

Keynote Address

11.40 - 12.10

Preeya Bailie

NHS England & NHS Improvement
Director of Procurement Transformation and Commercial Delivery

Breakout Session: The Preemie System: Providing Analytics on the Correlation between Infant Feeding and Growth

11.40 - 12.00

The Preemie ecosystem opens a new world for neonatal professionals by helping them personalise and track the nutritional intake of each preterm infant over the time spent in the Neonatal Intensive Care Units. The Preemie ecosystem is composed of the Preemie sensor, supported by an Artificial Intelligence computation engine working in the cloud, and a portfolio of four desktop and mobile applications. The Preemie ecosystem opens the opportunity to define standards, traceability, transparency and new research in the human milk fortification process.”

HCSA Awards 2020 - AWARD #3 - Emerging Talent and Development sponsored by W. L. Gore and Associates

12.10 - 12.20

HCSA Learning & Development Update

12.40 - 13.00

Breakout Session: An overview of The Edge4Health, the marketplace for the NHS and their suppliers

12.40 - 12.55

In this video Virtualstock will be discussing The Edge4Health, the marketplace for the NHS and their suppliers. Virtualstock will highlight the benefits of the platform for both Trusts, as well as outlining the current status and plans for the future. Come join us to find out more.

HCSA Awards 2020 - AWARD #4 - Procurement Technology sponsored by AdviseInc

13.00 - 13.10

Value Assessment in Healthcare Procurement

13.10 - 13.30

There is a myriad of medical products and services available to purchase. What should be considered when assessing and purchasing to ensure best patient outcomes and value for NHS stakeholders? Gore & Associates work in many industry categories and will provide a couple of interesting examples along with some proposals. We hope you can join us.

Breakout Session: Ethical recruitment and the NHS People Plan

13.10 - 13.30

This session will look at how the NHS Workforce Alliance aligns to the NHS People Plan through clinical and international recruitment

HCSA Awards 2020 - AWARD #5 - Procurement Consultancy sponsored by Lifecycle Ltd

13.30 - 13.40

Purchase to Protect our Environment

13.40 - 14.00

This session will cover the past, present, and future for PPE from a sustainability perspective.

Looking at how Trust based Procurement clinicians added value, how they worked together to address the challenges.

Improving clinical engagement and quality

Finally it will consider tackling PPE waste with a green agenda focusing on reusables.

Breakout Session: Best Practices Inventory Management

13.40 - 14.00

HCSA Awards 2020 - AWARD #6 - Unsung Hero sponsored by Cook Medical

14.00 - 14.10

Procurement in Excellence

14.10 - 14.30

HCSA Awards 2020 - AWARD #7 - President’s Award

14.30 - 14.40

Rt. Hon Lord Philip Hunt Of Kings Heath OBE PC


NHS Supply Chain; Reflecting to inform our evolving role in a changing landscape

14.40 - 15.00

In a year of unprecedented challenges for the NHS, this session aims to reflect on how we’ve drawn on our procurement and supply chain expertise and adapted to meet the critical needs of the system and touch on our plans going forwards.

The discussion will be introduced by our Non-executive Chair, Jim Spittle along with updates from Chris Holmes, and Sara Ford.

HCSA Awards 2020 - AWARD #8 - Procurement Team of the Year sponsored by Bunzl

15.00 - 15.10

Live Panel Discussion

15.10 - 15.25

HCSA Awards 2020 - AWARD #9 - Chairman's Award

15.25 - 15.35

Mark Roscrow MBE

NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership
Programme Director

HCSA Awards 2020 - AWARD #10 - Procurement Leader sponsored by Virtualstock

15.35 - 15.45


15.45 - 16.00

 24 + 25 November 2021

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