Companies struggle to keep up to date with the rapidly changing NHS landscape, particularly in respect to NHS market access.
This Medilink Northern Powerhouse event brings together key NHS personnel and associated partners to provide you with the latest information on the NHS procurement landscape and on the mechanisms being set up in the NHS to stimulate new innovation partnerships.
It also covers the minimum supplier requirements for companies selling into the NHS (electronic data systems, bar coding, credentialing).
Who is the event for?
This event is aimed at companies from across the North of England that want to improve sales performance within the NHS or that are seeking to innovate through partnership with the NHS. From large, small or new micro companies, typical delegates would be company executives, strategic innovation staff, sales representatives, and marketing personnel.
09:00 - REFRESHMENTS
09:30 - SELLING INTO THE NHS (STRUCTURE, ALTERNATIVE MODELS) Stephen McGarry, Head of Procurement and Commercial Finance, Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust
09:55 - NHS PROCUREMENT THE BIGGER PICTURE Brian Mangan, Deputy Director, NHS North West Procurement Development
10:20 - INNOVATION & ADOPTION (VANGUARD SITES/TEST BEDS/ STPS, NIA) Mike Kenny, Associate Commercial Director, Innovation Agency
10:45 - USING THE PROCUREMENT REGULATIONS TO YOUR ADVANTAGE Andrew Daly, Partner, Hempsons
11:10 - REFRESHMENTS & NETWORKING
11:35 - CREDENTIALING – DO YOUR KNOW WHAT CREDENTIALS YOU REQUIRE TO ENTER NHS TRUSTS Andrew Davis, Director, Market Access, Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI)
12:00 - NHS ePROCUREMENT STRATEGY-SUPPLIER REQUIREMENTS Frankie Wallace, eProcurement Specialist, Department of health
12:25 - BAR CODING NO LONGER A ‘NICE TO HAVE Phil Bailey, Engagement Manager Healthcare, GS1UK
12:45 - PRESENTING A VALUE PROPOSITION - UNDERSTANDING NHS DRIVERS Dr Paul Watt, Medilink North West Executive
13:05 - LUNCH AND NETWORKING One to one meetings where requested