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Supporting Innovation and Education
Within Healthcare Procurement
P4H England, the leading NHS procurement and supply chain event, is back for 2021. The event will take place in an innovative hybrid format both live in venue and streamed online.
Connecting buyers and suppliers across the healthcare supply chain, P4H England, co-located with Procurex National, will provide a wealth of 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 across the UK’s NHS procurement marketplace and beyond.
You can now prepare to join the UK’s healthcare procurement community at P4H England 2021.
New Speakers Announced
Motivational Speaker: Adam Kay
Simon Walsh MCIPS
Simon Walsh has enjoyed a 32 year career in NHS Procurement working in all the key functions and across Hospitals/Community Services in the North West. In 2003 Simon commenced working in Manchester undertaking a number of senior roles that culminated in his current appointment at Manchester University Hospitals NHS FT. The Trust is a large and successful healthcare provider with a turnover of £1.7bn.
Simon leads the Trust Procurement and E-Commerce Department a 104 strong Team that manages all Trust non-pay spend (£700m).
The Department provides a modern and fully integrated Purchase to Pay service including Accounts Payable. An annual £8m Savings Programme has been delivered since 2009/10 and non-pay efficiency is an important part of the Trust's financial plans.
The Department has Level Two NHS Procurement Standards
He became a Full Member of the CPISand Supply in 1990. He has been a member of the Health Care Supply Association all his career and in 2013-2015 was Chairman.
Chris has worked within the NHS for over 20 years in a variety of senior procurement and supply chain roles, this has included the management of the procurement and customer related activities undertaken by NHS Supply Chain.
Prior to joining the NHS Chris spent nine years in private industry, working for retail clients in the manufacturing sector.
Chris has a Master’s degree in Business Administration that focuses on business and supply chain strategy and a post graduate professional diploma in management.
Chris is a member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (MCIPS).
David Williams joined NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSEI) in March 2020 as Director of Procurement.
He leads the Procurement Target Operating Model (PTOM) programme, which is working in partnership to redefine NHS Procurement, in order to drive sustainable value and improve patient outcomes.
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.
Glen Hodgson is Head of Healthcare at GS1 UK. He is charged with supporting the NHS and the healthcare industry to deliver greater efficiency and a more robust approach to patient safety.
With over 20 years of national and international experience, Glen has served at board level in a variety of operational and commercial roles within complex organisational structures inside the pharmaceutical/healthcare arena.
Michael has more than 30 years’ senior procurement experience across the UK and North America, in the NHS, retail and manufacturing sectors, with a focus on leading innovative procurement programmes.
Currently Managing Director at NHS London Procurement Partnership, Michael previously spent six years with Trading Partners, the e-auction specialists who operated out of offices in London and Chicago. Following this, his NHS procurement experience has been extensive, with four years as Head of Procurement at Great Ormond Street and eCommerce work at the NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency. Michael was NHS LPP’s Commercial and Business Development Director between October 2011 and November 2012, before returning temporarily to the private sector to provide consultancy advice, leading and overseeing a doubling of e-auctions for ASDA as one of his many successful projects.
Seeing the move towards greater cross system working in the health service, Michael returned to the NHS in 2015, bringing with him his passion for collaboration and innovation between national and local networks. He joined NHS Business Services Authority before then accepting the role of Managing Director at NHS LPP last year, where he and the team are supporting members to respond innovatively to the opportunities and challenges of the changing procurement landscape. Most recently, he has provided procurement support to the NHS England and NHS Improvement team as part of the COVID-19 response.
Michael is a champion for learning and development, driving forward the NHS LPP Academy, as well as supporting the PSDN network across London and wider to help guide the next generation of procurement professionals
Mark has been working in the NHS for over 20 years, the last four years he has worked as a Workstream Lead and currently Project Manager and Programme Lead for the Scan4Safety at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. Having worked for 13 years in Internal Audit he has an in depth understanding of the processes from across the hospital that go to delivering good patient care.
Mark is also a Future-Focused Finance ValueMaker and a School of Health and Care Radicals Change Agent. He has a real passion for working with people and understanding how people collaborate across the NHS to make changes that will have a lasting impact on the service we provide to our patients. Mark was awarded the Future-Focused Finance Award by the HFMA in 2018 in recognition of his work locally, regionally and nationally to improve NHS Finance.
His infectious willingness to accept change, to walk alongside NHS staff of all levels enabling them to engage with change and try something new is helping drive the Scan4Safety project forward at Leeds.