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Excellence in Supply Awards 2017 - Conference Events

Thursday 19th October – Buyer/Supplier Event

This session was hosted by Brian Mangan. A specialist panel was set up consisting of representatives from each of the STP/LDS Groups. Each representative highlighted the current work streams of their respective groups and fielded questions from the various buyers and suppliers. The event was attended by 75 delegates and proved to be a successful networking event for all involved. The Representatives were:

Mike Doyle & Sharon Robson – Lancashire Procurement Cluster
Simon Walsh – Manchester University Hospitals
Joe Lever – Salford Royal & Pennine Acute NHS Foundation Trusts
Andy O’Connor – Cheshire & Wirral LDS Group
Angela Gaskell – The Alliance LDS Group
Sue Colbeck – North Mersey LDS Group

Friday 20th October – Future Operating Model

This session was hosted by Mick Guymer. 4 guest speakers talked about their organisations and of how NHS procurement was to fit into the Future Operating Model. The session was attended by 60 delegates, who went on to pose questions to the guest speakers about the Future Operating Model and what that meant for suppliers. Copies of the slides from this session are in the downloads tab above .


The guest speakers were:

Jim Craig – NHS Business Services Authority
Will Laing – Crown Commercial Services
Dr. Naomi Chapman – Department of Health
Louise Hillcoat – NHS Business Services Authority