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The Infection Prevention Society is holding the third in a series of educational and information based events for its commercial corporate members concerning changes taking place in the NHS procurement landscape. The event will take place in London on 21st March 2018 with the following agenda

  • Welcome and IntroductionsPaul Cryer
  • Open Forum with Louise Hillcoat, ICC Senior Supplier /Stakeholder Relationship Manager
  • Open Forum with Nicola Harrington, Director, NHS Supply Chain
  • Table Discussion – Round 1 (identifying the principle issues)
  • Table Discussion – Round 2 (feedback and discussion)
  • Conclusion and Next Steps

The Round Table event will focus on the following

Group 1What are the implications of the Future Operating Model in relation to the NHS front-line?
Group 2What are the implications of the Future Operating Model for commercial trading?
Group 3How will product evaluation be driven by objectivity, transparency, representation and technical considerations

The framework for discussion will embrace;

  • Intelligent client coordinator
  • Category Tower service providers
  • Clinical and product assurance
  • Funding mechanism.. top slicing.. buy=sell price
  • Purchasing Price index and benchmarking tool

This event is fully booked. However – the IPS is keen to broaden its network connections in this arena and should members of HCSA wish to collaborate or otherwise develop a relationship then please be in touch with Paul Cryer at pfcryer@btinternet.com