NHS Supply Chain were pleased to present at the HCSA Annual Conference in November, hosting a discussion on ‘Reflecting to inform our evolving role in a changing landscape’. The session was introduced by our Non-executive Chair, Jim Spittle and followed by updates from Chris Holmes, and Sara Ford. Our CFO and Acting CEO, Colin McCready, also introduced himself.
In a year of unprecedented challenges for the NHS, this session reflected on how we’ve drawn on our procurement and supply chain expertise and adapted to meet the critical needs of the system and touched on our plans going forwards.
For example, our plan to increase engagement through more frequent communications including webinars and regular customer boards. Sara highlighted that we are working on programmes to support your evolution to greater collaborative working, such as aligning our Customer Relationship Managers to your ICS structures.
Our commitment to improving services, driving savings and delivering direct value to trusts was emphasised by our speakers throughout the session, alongside a brief overview of our sustainability strategy.