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How will suppliers be affected by NHS procurement changes?

Preparing your business for the Future Operating Model (FOM)

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9:00 am

BCEC Birmingham, Hill Street, Birmingham B5 4EW

Standard: £499+VAT

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NHS Procurement Event

The eagerly anticipated NHS long-term plan has been launched. The government now wants the NHS to develop detailed implementation plans, including delivery milestones, by the spring. Attend this unique seminar to gain a comprehensive understanding of how the NHS is changing and how this affects your business.

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9:00 am

Etc Venues - Liverpool Street Bishopsgate Court, 4-12 Norton Folgate, London E1 6DQ

Early Bird Rate: £399
(valid until 15 February 2019)
Standard: £499


Why attend?

  • Access intelligence on how NHS procurement will transform once the Future Operating Model goes live so your business is fully prepared
  • Gain insight from NHS leaders on how the Procurement Towers will operate and the role regulatory bodies such as NHS improvement in the process
  • Interact with procurement experts from the NNHS and subject matter experts from HSJ and Wilmington Healthcare to make sure your specific questions are answered
  • Acquire a comprehensive overview on the changing NHS procurement landscape by investing just one day out of the office
  • Share slides from the day and an exclusive 175-page NHS Guide to the NHS with your colleagues to they can benefit from your learning
  • Complete a pre-course questionnaire so our expert speakers can tailor their presentations to address your specific learning requirements and ang gaps in your knowledge


Douglas Findlay

Douglas Findlay

Co-Chair of the Oxford Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) Patient Experience Operational Group

Douglas works alongside a diverse range of NHS organisations at local, regional and national levels. He has a particular interest in encouraging patient involvement at all levels within the NHS. Having originally trained and worked as a high school teacher, in the late 1980s until 2014 Douglas worked in the medical devices and the pharmaceutical industries where he worked in Sales, Healthcare Liaison and Training Management.

Oli Hudson

Oli Hudson

Wilmington Healthcare Content Director

Oli worked for Wellards for 11 years, coming from a background of PR and journalism. As editorial director he was responsible for the content of the site and also has customerfacing roles in training, consultancy and development. Oli has worked closely with the NHS via the NHS-Industry procurement partnership programme, and developing education on value in healthcare for industry with Right care czar Sir Muir Gray. As Business innovation consultant at Wilmington Healthcare he now works with the NHS and industry on a host of training, access, collaboration and partnership projects.

Rob Knott

Rob Knott

Chief Strategy Officer, Virtualstock

Rob Knott is a known influencer and innovator with a track record of over 20 years in leading the transformation of procurement and supply chain management at the highest levels in both the public and private sectors. In 2015, he became a Director at Virtualstock, a disruptive supply chain optimisation technology company supporting many of the UK’s largest retailers. Within 12 months of joining, he created partnerships and relationships that would bring nearly 100 NHS trusts to Virtualstock, firmly establishing its brand within healthcare and Government.

Previously, Rob was National Director of NHS Procurement in the Department of Health. He was author of the national strategy ‘Better Procurement, Better Value, Better’ Care’ and a key member of Lord Carter’s Productivity and Efficiency team seeking to influence the £24 billion annual spend across NHS providers.

Nick Carding

Nick Carding


Nick Carding is a correspondent at the Health Service Journal. He covers efficiency in the NHS and how the service is responding to the Carter Review,particularly within procurement, estates, pathology, facilities management, and other back-office functions. Nicholas has been at HSJ for just under a year, and previously worked as the Eastern Daily Press’ health correspondent in Norwich.


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