The Supply Chain Coordination Limited (SCCL) went live on 1 April 2018. It is the management function of the new NHS Supply Chain operating model, previously known as the Future Operating Model.
As the management function of the NHS Supply Chain operating model, the SCCL will leverage the collective buying power of the NHS to provide clinically assured products at the best value to meet the diverse needs of NHS organisations. £2.4 billion savings is planned to be delivered in FY2022/23.
NHS England and NHS Improvement are working together as a single organisation to better support the NHS to deliver improved care for patients. Our single operating model has been designed to support delivery of the NHS Long Term Plan balancing national direction with local autonomy to secure the best outcomes for patients
The service provider for this category tower is DHL Life Sciences and Healthcare UK.
The provider for this category tower is Collaborative Procurement Partnership LLP.
CCS is the UK’s biggest public procurement organisation. We work closely with the MoD to save time and money buying business goods and services so they can focus on front-line services. Our solutions are free of charge, and help achieve maximum value by leveraging commercial expertise and national buying power.
The HCSA (Health Care Supply Association) is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation representing NHS procurement within the UK health care sector. With approximately 2,300 members drawn from health care procurement professionals across secondary and primary care, the HCSA promotes, maintains and seeks to continuously improve professional standards, commercial skills and training, related to procurement and supply chain management within the health care sector.
The HCSA is dedicated to promoting the role and importance of staff engaged within NHS procurement and supply chain management and is affiliated with the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS).
Further information on the HCSA can be found by visiting www.nhsprocurement.org.uk/
NHS London Procurement Partnership is a membership organisation, founded and funded by NHS organisations. Working with our members, together we support the NHS to make the most of its purchasing power to maximise investment in patient care – helping trusts to deliver the highest quality services while at the same time ensuring value for money.
Established in 2007, and wholly owned by the NHS, NHS North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative provides collaborative and bespoke procurement solutions to the NHS and other public sector organisations. Through category expertise and harnessing our collective buying power we deliver comprehensive, compliant and innovative procurement solutions which save the NHS money.
HCI is the definitive source of UK and global healthcare contracts and opportunity insight and is the only BI solution dedicated to the global healthcare market. HCI offers access to the most comprehensive contract notice and award data for public sector healthcare contracts, with more than 3,000 sources reviewed daily. Using HCI you can gain detailed health spend insights, including customer and competitor activity and tendering cycles, using data from thousands of individual buyers. Not only that but HCI allows you to create a personalised experience, using machine learning and an interactive dashboard to serve up the intelligence that’s more important to you.
Cyber Essentials is a Government-backed and industry-supported scheme that helps businesses protect themselves against the growing threat of cyber attacks and provides a clear statement of the basic controls organisations should have in place to protect them.
Gaining Cyber Essentials certification enables organisations to showcase their credentials as trustworthy and secure when it comes to cyber security.
PASS provides expert public procurement training and support for both public and private sector organisations. Whether your goal is to maximise efficiencies or increase your organisation’s chances of tendering success, PASS will ensure you are equipped with the knowledge you need. Discover how you can Learn, Develop and Accomplish with PASS.
Delta eSourcing enables efficient, effective and compliant procurement. Utilised by thousands of public sector buyers every day, its Buyer Portal, Tender Manager, Supplier Manager, Contract Manager and eAuctions services can be used independently or else combined to form a comprehensive and effective end-to-end procurement solution. In challenging times, Delta eSourcing delivers transparency, compliance and value for money.
At Supply2Gov, we have one goal – to make business growth simpler for sole traders, micro and small businesses. Powered by the UK and Republic of Ireland’s largest database of public sector contract notices and awards, combined with our daily email alerts sent straight to your inbox, we’ve made it as easy as possible for you to find relevant opportunities as soon as they become available – giving you more time to focus on putting your bids together and growing your business. You can register for a free local area of your choice or take advantage of our flexible monthly payment options – giving you a no risk, scalable, cost effective contract alerts service option.
Tracker is the only end-to-end business development solution with the unique intelligence you need to find, bid for and win more business. With access to Europe’s largest database of opportunities and competitive insights – you can engage earlier to sell more effectively and win more business. And Tracker’s just got even better – now you can also upload opportunity documents and manage your bid responses all in the one place. Focus on winning business – not looking for it.
The UK's Leading Healthcare Procurement and Supply Chain Event ‒ Driving Prosperity and Growth Through Competition and Innovation
Connecting buyers and suppliers from across the healthcare sector, P4H England will provide extensive skills development, networking, collaboration and product showcase opportunities for organisations that are actively working with the healthcare sector or that are exploring ways to work in England’s £27bn+ healthcare procurement marketplace.
2022 Confirmed Speakers
David Williams Director of Procurement, NHS England
David Williams joined NHS England in March 2020 as Director of Procurement. He leads the Procurement Transformation team in NHS England ’s Commercial Directorate.
David has over 20 years Commercial and Procurement leadership experience across the global food retailing sector. Prior to joining the NHS, David was the Global Procurement Director at Tesco.
He designed, built and led an integrated Procurement function capable of supporting all Tesco operating markets – the output of which could leverage the skill and scale of the whole organisation. He was also instrumental in leveraging benefits following Tesco acquisition of the Booker wholesale group, and the strategic alliance with Carrefour.
David champions sustainability in the supply chain and is passionate about ethical purchasing. At Tesco he led the removal of the single use plastic bag from stores, he launched the Tesco train (which significantly reduced emissions through transportation of goods by rail rather than road) and he launched Fairtrade Bananas for customers, giving much needed support to plantation workers and their communities.
Preeya Bailie Director Of Procurement Transformation and Commercial Delivery, NHS England
Preeya Bailie joined NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSEI) in July 2018 as Chief Procurement Officer. A year later she became Director of Procurement Transformation and Commercial Delivery, bringing together procurement oversight of both primary and secondary care.
As the NHS is one of the UK’s largest buyer of goods and services, procurement can be a powerful tool in driving change. Preeya leads a programme which is focused on category transformation, harnessing data and technology to increase efficiencies and increasing transparency so that we can measure value more consistently.
Preeya is driving sustainable procurement to deliver on the NHS commitment to net zero by 2045 and a fair and transparent supply chain free of modern slavery. Our procurement will deliver wider social value, unlock benefits from innovation and foster healthy supply markets.
Preeya has a breadth of public sector procurement experience, spanning local authorities and procurement partnerships, including the establishment of frameworks, outsourcing of services, setting up of joint ventures and programmes for income generation.
Alyson Brett Managing Director, NHS Commercial Solutions
After graduating from Kings College and the London School of Economics, Alyson began her career in the retail procurement sector, and then as an NHS Graduate trainee and has continued as an NHS procurement professional ever since at trust and local level, and as an advocate of collaborative procurement at all levels.
Alyson set up the NHS collaborative procurement hub, NHS Commercial Solutions, in July 2007 which is now in its 15th year of operation and has saved over £240m for the NHS providing end to end services across the full procurement cycle.
Having worked as a procurement professional in the NHS for 41 years – 23 of which have been within collaborative working environments - Alyson is firmly convinced of procurement’s key role in the delivery of quality improvements, as well as in the achievement of value for money. Alyson has a strong commitment to building and developing strategic partnerships designed to improve patient care.
Andy Windsor Commercial Director, NHS Supply Chain
Andy joined NHS Supply Chain at the end of 2021 as Commercial Director. He joined from a 20+ year career at Kimberly-Clark, a global Health and Hygiene Manufacturer, where his experience spanned General Management and Supply Chain. Most recently Andy led Kimberly-Clark’s Professional business as Managing Director across Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In his time leading one of Kimberly-Clark’s most diverse regions Andy and his team established critical supplier relationships with a number of partners, including major healthcare providers.
Prior to this Andy gained over 15 years of Supply Chain experience where he reached the position of Regional Procurement Director for Kimberly-Clark Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Having had responsibility for some of Kimberly-Clark’s most complex strategic supplier relationships, Andy is well placed to understand what it takes to build long term partnerships.
Andy earned his MBA at Henley Business School in the UK, and a Bachelor of Business Administration and International Business degree from Lancaster University, UK and ICADE University, Spain. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement.
Keith Rowley Managing Director, NOE CPC & Chief Officer, Health Care Supply Association (HCSA)
Keith Rowley has been Managing Director of NHS North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative (NOE CPC) NOE CPC, a wholly owned part of Leeds and York Partnerships NHS Foundation Trust (LYPFT) since 2012. Through NOE CPC Keith is responsible for a range of services including the Collaborative Procurement Hub, the Hotel Services Category Tower and the shared Procurement and Logistics services delivered to LYPFT and Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust (LCH). Prior to joining NOE CPC, Keith worked in the IT Services Sector for 14 years, where he covered a wide spectrum of roles including procurement, sales, marketing, and operations. Most recently Keith has been appointed Chief Officer of Health Care Supply Association (HCSA). Keith is particularly interested in ensuring the role of Procurement is valued and developed to ensure it continues to underpin the success of the NHS.
Simon Walsh Group Procurement Director & Joint GM Procurement Lead, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Simon has enjoyed a 35 year career in NHS Procurement the majority of which at local level. In 2013-2015 he served as HCSA Chairman and in 2021 became a HCSA Trustee.
Simon leads a 125 strong Team at Manchester University NHS FT – a £2.4bn organisation with 28,000 staff providing services from 10 hospitals and 50 community premises.
Michelle McCann Director for Sustainability, NHS London Procurement Partnership
Michelle McCann oversees the strategic direction for Sustainability and Social Value at NHS LPP. She is responsible for leading the approach across NHS member trusts and Integrated Care Boards (ICBs) in London to enable them to support sustainability initiatives that will positively contribute to the delivery of NHS Net Zero target by 2040, and embed, track and measure social value in procurement activity to maximise the impact achieved for local communities.
Michelle is dedicated to educating and inspiring all to live greener. She specialises in engagement with stakeholders and customers by taking a collaborative approach - with appropriate consultation blended with defining practical needs. Working closely with London ICBs, anchor institutions, NHS London, the London Estates Delivery Board and others, in early 2022, she helped deliver a pan-London Social Value Tool for ICBs which will track and report on the Social Value commitments made by suppliers through the procurement process against the Social Value priorities for the region.
Prior to this, in addition to her role as Category Director for NHS LPP’s Estates, Facilities and Professional Services category, Michelle embedded a keen and growing interest in Sustainability and Social Value amongst staff, through the ‘Greener LPP’ initiative, which features regular campaigns and challenges to keep the topics at front of mind for staff.
Michelle has over 20 years’ experience working within public sector Estates teams. Before joining NHS LPP, she was Head of Procurement, Estates Contracts and Finance at Goldsmiths, University of London and prior to that worked as the Strategic Planning Manager in the Estates team at the Medical Research Council’s Head office.
Liam Horkan Head of Clinical Procurement, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Liam Horkan is the Head of Clinical Procurement and a Senior Nurse at East Suffolk & North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
He has worked in local, regional and national clinical procurement roles including the development of the DHSC clinical evaluation team, product assurance in the PPE cell and worked with the Royal College of Nursing’s Small Changes, Big Difference Campaign programme.
He is passionate about the impact that procurement has on the quality, safety and outcomes of care delivery and how we bridge the gap between commercial activity and clinical practice. He was awarded the Chief Nursing Officers Silver Award in 2021.
Liam has been a member of the Clinical Procurement Specialist Network since 2005 and was Chair from 2008-2010, he remains an executive member of the network and is the regional HCSA co-representative for the East of England.
Mick Shotton Microsoft Licensing Specialist, Discount Licensing
Mick is a Microsoft Licensing Specialist with over 13 years’ experience with Discount-Licensing who pioneered the European pre-owned software market.
Grahame Steed Content, Research and Communications Director, BiP Solutions
Grahame joined BiP Solutions in 2003 and has held the positions of Senior Executive Officer, Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Sales and Marketing Director, MD for Media and Marketing Solutions and Director of Business Intelligence and eSourcing, Now, as Content, Research and Communications Director, Grahame is responsible for driving the growth of the business through the creation and delivery of the most accurate, relevant and actionable data, content and insight available.
Martin Toomey Sustainability Manager, NHS Supply Chain
Fellow of Chartered Institute of Procurement with over 42 years’ experience in Procurement and Supply Chain Management, focused on Sustainability and Ethical trade for the past 17 years.
Currently Sustainability Manager at NHS Supply Chain but have also supported some major sustainability programmes examples being:
- Government Task Force on Sustainable Procurement in 2005 – Developed Governments position on Sustainability and the Flexible Framework Standard.
- Special procurement Adviser for London 2012 Olympics support procurement and development of business support on Compete For Tendering system.
I have also managed many Supply chain’s and SME support programmes for the Regional Development Agencies, Chamber of Commerce in the Northwest supporting key sectors and developing support to SME’s in the region and on a sub-regional and local level.
Working with UNOPS in the Sustainable Procurement Practice group overseeing the sustainability team to embed sustainability into policy, strategy, and procurement documents. Devise and roll-out of a Gender Diversity programme and supplier sustainability assessment tools and reporting programme.
United Nations Office for Project Services UNOPS undertook over 100 projects in 26 countries to the value of £1.3billion in post conflict and humanitarian aid projects.
Nick Allen Industry Procurement Adviser, Health Innovation Manchester, AHSN
Nick has over 30 years procurement experience in both private and public sectors. Originally a Mechanical Engineer in Wirral, then a Process Engineer in South Africa, he brings a wealth of knowledge around procurement. Buying Copper on the London metal Exchange (LME), electronic components from the Far East, Plastics from various types and array of suppliers. Cradle to grave understanding and also visionary with regards future procurement processes. Nick has been Head of Procurement in several Hospitals in the NHS and has actually sold to the NHS when he worked for a private company selling Procurement Software,
Now Industry Procurement Adviser for Health Innovation Manchester (an Academic Health Science System), Nick is passionate about helping SME’s break into the NHS and supporting health and wealth in local economies.
Also a Fellow of the Institute of Procurement & Supply, he is keen to explore how procurement is going to shape in its outlook and embrace new changes, many innovations, which he says, he wants to be very much a part of.
Stuart Watkins Senior Account Manager, Crown Commercial Services
Stuart Watkins, Senior Account Manager at Crown Commercial Service (CSS), has been leading the health sector strategy since 2019. He works to ensure that the voice of the NHS is heard clearly in all that CCS do, from the commercial agreements they create, to the supportive digital products that they put in place. Stuart has previously worked in the NHS, Local Government and private sectors in a number of technology-focused project management, management consultancy, software development and new business development sales roles. Today, he helps NHS customers to understand what CCS can offer and how it can help them save time and money.
Kirsty Templeton Business Development Manager, Delta eSourcing
Kirsty is a regional business development manager for the London and surrounding areas successfully managing a book of key clients and building a portfolio of new public and private sector clients who benefit from adopting Delta eSourcing and taking advantage of added value services from across the group.
With over 10 years’ experience in Commercial and Public Sector sales and account management Kirsty has a long track record of building strong partnerships with both key clients and suppliers and taking new SaaS commercial and procurement products and services to market. Kirsty is a great problem solver, analyst, and team player, always ready to step forward and take the lead and can be found getting involved and supporting the BiP charity events.
Matthew Tizzard Member Engagement Director, World Commerce and Contracting
Matt heads Member Engagement for Europe at WorldCC, manging competency & capability projects within WorldCC’s corporate membership program. He graduated with a Masters degree within Strategic Quality Management, having studied the performance of business-to-business (B2B) service organisations using quality tools and lean six-sigma methodologies. He has led high performing sell side teams and across the B2B services sector and is a seasoned Business Development professional.
Phil Kinnell Senior Procurement Consultant, PASS Procurement
Phil regularly provides advice and support to both public and private sector clients, handling a wide variety of procurement and tendering-related questions and challenges.
Phil has delivered presentations on procurement regulation, policy and processes at numerous public sector tendering and training events covering a diverse range of procurement-related topics, on behalf of both BiP Solutions and other organisations including the Scottish Government, the Supplier Development Programme and the Higher Education Procurement Academy.
During a two-year secondment to the Scottish Government’s procurement policy team Phil supported the transposition of the new procurement legislation, created and delivered a comprehensive training programme on the legislative changes and also delivered support to the Government’s Single Point of Enquiry and their European Structural Funds Team.
Before joining PASS, Phil spent three years as Interoperability Manager for the UK Government’s Supply2.gov.uk service. During this time he worked with public sector organisations to increase the number of opportunities available to SMEs through the portal, and with business support organisations and trade associations to help the SME community take advantage of this resource.
More recently, Phil has delivered a wide variety of procurement projects both in the UK and internationally, including providing UK defence exporters with a comprehensive guide to supplying the Japanese Ministry of Defence and wider defence sector (a Foreign and Commonwealth Office project); and delivery of a tailored procurement function to a UK contracting authority (including knowledge transfer, handbook and ongoing procurement support). He is currently writing a Foundation Course on public procurement for the Caribbean region.
Eddie Regan Principal Consultant, PASS Procurement
Eddie is BiP Solutions’ Principal Procurement Consultant and working alongside the Client Services team, he frequently assists public sector organisations with clarification and interpretation of EU Directives and a wide variety of legislative issues. For the last 21 years Eddie has lectured regularly on procurement policy and processes at conferences and events, both on behalf of BiP and for a variety of other organisations. He also provides in-house training on the tendering process to personnel in both the public and private sectors.