Laura Quirke currently works in the Strategy team at Coventry & Warwickshire CCG, but prior to that she spent seven years as Communications and Engagement Director at NHS London Procurement Partnership. There, Laura was instrumental in growing the membership base beyond London; developing a customer-focussed culture among LPP’s NHS procurement professionals (which helped retain members year on year); giving LPP a national rather than local profile; and instigating the joint working of the four procurement hubs which ultimately became the Collaborative Procurement Partnership.
Laura’s particular interest is in supporting the HCSA to get NHS procurement staff the recognition they deserve for their professionalism and their dedication to getting the best outcome for patients and frontline staff – as demonstrated throughout the pandemic.
Laura has also managed her own business, offering marketing services to organisations operating in the legal, accountancy, publishing, local government, education, food and imaging sectors, in the UK, Europe and the US. She has also lived and worked in Vancouver.