Agenda – Day One

Registration and Exhibition

08.30 - 10.00

Welcome Address

10.00 - 10.05

Rt. Hon Lord Philip Hunt Of Kings Heath OBE PC


Conference Introduction

10.05 - 10.10

Mark Roscrow MBE

HCSA Chair of Trustees
NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership

Keynote Session: Harrogate Nightingale Unit

10.10 - 10.45

Chris Slater

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Director Of Commercial & Procurement

William Hewitt

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
Head of Procurement,

Breakout Session: Redefining Procurement through a Neutral Vendor Solution

10.15 - 10.40

Rob Levene


How to influence delivery of outcomes with speed and compliance, securing measurable savings (private sector style), whilst improving procurement’s reputation and reach – using Neutral Vendor frameworks as an established alternative to traditional routes for Professional Services (and now Goods and Works).

Keynote Session: Collaboration - Delivering Value and Outcomes for the NHS

10.45 - 11.10

Luella Trickett

Director Value & Access

Breakout Session: AdviseInc - Control Tower. Is your ICS ready for take-off?

10.45 - 11.10

Mat Oram

CEO and Co-Founder

With procurement teams across England getting ready for ICS take-off, we explore how analytics will be a key differentiator for the high performing teams going forwards.  Control Tower is in development with groups of hospitals and health boards across the UK and will quickly become an essential solution for providing the visibility and control needed to effectively manage an ICS, region or group of hospitals. Drop in to hear the latest developments and play a part in the future of ICS analytics.

Keynote Session:

11.10 - 11.40

Sir Jim Mackey

National Customer Board, SCCL

Breakout Session: Wessex NHS Procurement Ltd – Beyond Collaboration

11.10 - 11.35

Rob Houston

Wessex NHS Partnership
Managing Director

Breakout Session: The Sec3ure Ethos – How IntelliCentrics UK can help

11.35 - 12.00

Nicola Arcos

Managing Director

Keynote Session: The NHS: Current State of Play

11.50 - 12.20

Chris Hopson

NHS Providers
Chief Executive

Breakout Session: Delivering Social Value and Sustainability within the Health Service

12.00 - 12.20

Adrian Hill

NHS Shared Business Services
Head of Procurement Services

Exhibition and Lunch

12.20 - 13.05

Keynote Session: Creative solutions to the NHS resource challenges

13.05 - 13.30

Will Laing

NHS Workforce Alliance
Operations Director

Michelle Walker

NHS Workforce Alliance
Senior Category Manger

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: Pentax

13.05 - 13.30

Keynote Session: Procurement law update: Recent developments and future changes

13.30 - 14.10

Andrew Daly

Partner, Specialist Procurement Team

Breakout Session: We Said - We Did, The Royal Free Journey Continued

13.30 - 13.55

Heather Appleby

North Central London CCG
Senior Programme Manager

Paul Pilgrem

North Central London ICS
Assistant Director PPS and currently seconded to North Central London ICS covering Supply Chain

Breakout Session: We are DNA Nudge

13.55 - 14.20

Professor Chris Toumazou

DNA Nudge
Co-Founder & CEO

DnaNudge is the pioneer of the world’s first nutrition and skin health genotyping technology that improves lifestyle. As well as this, DnaNudge is also the creator of a world leading rapid, lab-free, point of care COVID-19 diagnostic test.

In response to the current pandemic, DnaNudge’s innovative health technology has been adapted to detect the RNA of COVID-19.
The multiplex aspect of the ‘lab-on-a-cartridge’ technology means that DnaNudge can deliver a lab-free, accurate diagnosis at the point-of-care.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, DnaNudge has been providing its gold-standard, MHRA approved RT-PCR COVID-19 testing services to hospitals, delivering crucial rapid, high accuracy COVID screening capabilities across key departments.

Keynote Session: Working within an evolving system to deliver sustainable value – a perspective from NHS Supply Chain

14.10 - 14.50

Andrew New

NHS Supply Chain
Chief Executive Officer

Chris Holmes

NHS Supply Chain
Supply Chain Director

Professor Heather Tierney-Moore OBE

NHS Supply Chain

Supporting NHS trusts to deliver safe and excellent patient care and continuing to build the services the NHS needs is fundamental to NHS Supply Chain. We are committed to leveraging the strength of our people and operations to deliver health sustainably through procurement solutions

Keynote Session: Value-Based Procurement - What it is and how it's going. Perspectives from England, Europe, a Healthcare Supplier

14.50 - 15.35

Hans Bax, MBA

MedTech Europe
Senior Consultant Value- and Innovation-based Access

Brian Mangan

NHS Supply Chain
Value Based Procurement Project Lead

Richard Evans

WL Gore & Associates (UK) Ltd
Health Economics and Value Strategy

Marc Ibbotson

HCSA Learning and Development Lead

This session will explore examples of value-based agreements and other ways W.L. Gore & Associates adds value to the NHS and the patients we all serve.

Breakout Session: Advancing Scan4Safety – Procurement and Beyond

14.45 - 15.10

Glen Hodgson

Head of Healthcare

Rachael Ellis

Hull University Teaching Hospital NHS Trust
Scan4Safety Programme Director
  • The journey from the beginning – funding and supplier engagement
  • The impact on patient safety
  • Next steps

Breakout Session : Contract Management in the NHS

15.10 - 15.35

Jonathan Elsmore-Wickens

Lifecycle Management Group
Commercial Director

Exhibition and Coffee

15.35 - 16.05

Keynote Session: Value Based Procurement: Suppliers Perspective

16.05 - 16.30

Dawn Cooper

B Braun Medical
Lead Medical Science Liaison

Breakout Session: HCSA Learning and Development Update

16.05 - 16.35

Marc Ibbotson

HCSA Learning and Development Lead

Keynote Session: Gluing it all together … Supply Chain Optimisation

16.30 - 16.55

Peter Hogarth

Cook Medical
Corporate Account Executive, UK & Ireland, BusinessCare Integration

Following the continued Corporate Partnership with HCSA Pete will update and cover:

  • Supply Chain Solutions  – Supplier approach and engagement with Healthcare toward process improvements
  • HCSA Toolkits available on Supply Chain Optimisation
  • New 2021 Commercial Continuous Improvement Assessment Framework (CCIAF) – where the supplier fits in
  • More than a touch of CSR and Sustainability

Keynote Session: A Look to the Future

16.55 - 17.20

Andy McMinn

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
Chief Procurement Officer

The past eighteen months since the start of the pandemic, has been a challenging time for the NHS and NHS procurement practitioners.  Supply chain disruption, supplier shortages and stock outs, whilst inflation seems to be on the rise,  are all causes for anxiety amongst NHS procurement teams.  Alongside this, NHS procurement teams are facing increasing demand for their services to support capital/revenue investment and operational recovery , the digital health agenda, PTOM and the small task of the NHS achieving Net Zero emissions by 2040.  NHS procurement teams couldn’t be busier and many are struggling to cope.  Andy McMinn has been at the forefront of NHS procurement for the last 14 years and is about to “exit the stage” and move to DEFRA in December 2021.  In what may be his final conference, Andy will share a reflection on the current commercial environment and give his suggestions on what should be done.

Reflections on Day 1

17.20 - 17.30

Clara Purnell

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
HCSA Deputy Chief Officer and Head of Procurement and Logistics