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

Sharon B Robson MCIPS

Lancashire Procurement Cluster
Director of Procurement

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

10.15 - 10.35

Mathieu Webster

NHS Shared Business Services
Transformation Lead

Collaboration: The Key To Supply Chain Success

10.35 - 10.55

Jackie Pomroy

Jackie Pomroy Consultancy
Managing Director

Rob Drag

R2 Consulting Ltd

Peter Hogarth

Cook Medical
Corporate Account Executive, Business Care Integration

Sinead Kennedy

Cook Medical
Manager - Supply Chain Solutions

Breakout Session: StockWatch - Tracking & Forecasting PPE during Covid

10.35 - 10.55

Mat Oram

CEO & Founder

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

Naseer Ahmad BSc (Hons) MBChB FRCS MD

Manchester University Foundation Trust
Consultant Vascular Surgeon

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

Saimina Adam

Managing Director

Emma Barlow

Head of HR

MFT & Baxter – Redefining NHS/Industry Partnerships

11.45 - 12.05

Rachel Trace

Baxter Healthcare
Head of Integrated Care Solutions (ICS) and Country Lead UKI

Barbara Rimmington

Head of Purchasing MRI, REH, UDHM

Paul Whittle

Baxter Healthcare
Senior Evolving Health Manager

Simon Walsh MCIPS

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Group Procurement Director

Live Forum Discussion - Morning Session

12.05 - 12.25

Chair: Joanne Barton

North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative & HCSA North West Regional Co-ordinator
Senior Category Manager – HR & People

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

12.45 - 13.05

Karen Conway

Vice President, Healthcare Value

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

Clare Rose

Crown Commercial Service
Strategic Business Manager

Andrew Smith

Crown Commercial Service
Lead Research Environment and Sustainability

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

David Skinner

Crown Commercial Service
Director of People Categories

Keith Rowley

NHS North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative
Managing Director

Howard Rolfe

NHS East of England Collaborative Procurement Hub
Managing Director

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

Zoey Avraam

Key Account Manager

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

Darren Atkins

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
Chief Technology Officer, The Innovation and Intelligent Automation Team

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

13.25 - 13.40

Stuart MacMillan

West Yorkshire Association of Acute Trusts (WYAAT)
Lead, Scan4Safety Programme

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

Tracey Crammond

NHS Shared Business Services
Commercial Advisor - Procurement Customer Engagement

Live Forum Discussion - Afternoon Session

15.20 - 15.40

Chair: Clara Purnell

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
Head of Procurement and Logistics

Agenda – Day Two

Being Kind to your Mind

10.25 - 10.55

Jules Wyman

Motivational Speaker

“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

Alice Donovan-Hart

NHS Shared Business Services
Head of Healthcare Improvement Solutions

Simon Donovan

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Head of Purchasing – Capital

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

11.10 - 11.30

Paul Whittle

Baxter Healthcare
Senior Evolving Health Manager

Barbara Rimmington

Head of Purchasing MRI, REH, UDHM

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

11.30 - 11.40

Keynote Address

11.40 - 12.10

Dr Emily Lawson

NHS England and NHS Improvement
Chief Commercial Officer

Preeya Bailey

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

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

11.40 - 12.00

Isabel Correa


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

Marc Ibbotson

L&D Lead

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

12.40 - 12.55

Ed Bradley


Ben Heath

Product Marketing Manager

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

Richard Evans

W. L. Gore & Associates (UK) Ltd
Health Economics and Value Strategy

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

Alyson Brett

NHS Commercial Solutions
Managing Director

Michael Pace

NHS London Procurement Partnership
Managing Director

Clemmie Smith

Crown Commercial Service
Acting Deputy Director, Health & Education Workforce

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

Clare Nash RN, MSc

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust
Head of Clinical Products Management, Black Country Alliance

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

James Minards

Country Sales Manager UK & Ireland

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

14.00 - 14.10

Peter Hogarth

Cook Medical
Corporate Account Executive, Business Care Integration

Procurement in Excellence

14.10 - 14.30


Bad Buying

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

14.30 - 14.40

Rt. Hon Lord Philip Hunt Of Kings Heath OBE PC


Simon Walsh MCIPS

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Group Procurement Director

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

14.40 - 15.00

Jim Spittle

NHS Supply Chain

Sara Ford

NHS Supply Chain
Customer and Strategy Director

Chris Holmes

NHS Supply Chain
Supply Chain Director

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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