Enhancing Capabilities and Showcasing Innovation
Welcome to P4H Scotland, taking place on 20 March 2018
P4H Scotland 2018 will provide a unique opportunity for Scotland’s NHS buying community and industry network to connect and engage in order to enhance knowledge, share best practice and showcase innovation. The day will focus on the initiatives and objectives outlined in NSS National Procurement’s Interim Procurement Strategy.
Officially supported by NHS National Services Scotland National Procurement (NHS NSS NP) and free to attend for those working in the public sector, P4H Scotland will host a range of interactive features designed specifically to develop the overall skills, knowledge and capabilities of those personnel involved in the delivery of NHS procurement.
For industry, P4H Scotland will provide an unrivalled opportunity to showcase innovative goods and services directly to Scotland’s NHS procurement marketplace. In addition, the event will also host a range of networking and collaboration opportunities, designed to enable attendees to engage directly with key personnel and organisations, representing Scotland’s NHS procurement marketplace, whose estimated annual value is over £2.3bn.
Keynote speakers announced
Professor Duncan EatonMeeting Chair - Executive Advisor, All-Party Parliamentary Health Group
Duncan is currently Chairman, Kimal Holdings plc, Executive Advisor to the Associate Parliamentary Health Group and is a non-executive director and advisor to several healthcare and public sector related companies and organisations. He is also an advisor to the Health Care Supply Association.
Previously, he had a 40-year career in NHS and civil service management. Duncan established and was Chief Executive of the NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency from 2000 to 2006, which was responsible for providing national level purchasing and strategic procurement direction to the NHS in England.
From 1992 to 2000 he was Chief Executive, Bedfordshire Health Authority. He is a past president of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply and the Health Care Supply Association.
He holds an Honorary Professorship at the University of Bath.
Paul Wheelhouse MSPMinister for Business, Innovation and Energy
Born in Belfast, Paul was raised in Edinburgh, attending Stewart’s Melville College. He has an honours degree in Economics from the University of Aberdeen and an MBA from University of Edinburgh. He has lived in Berwickshire since 2000.
Paul is a professional economist and, since 1992, had specialised in higher and further education markets, policy evaluation and economic appraisal and impact assessment of capital projects.
Between May 2011 and September 2012 Paul served on the Scottish Parliament’s Finance Committee, and the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee. And was the Parliamentary Liaison Officer to the Cabinet Secretary for Parliamentary Business and Government Strategy of the Scottish Government. Previously, between May 2011 and Feb 2012, Paul served as Parliamentary Liaison Officer for the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Environment and the Minister for Climate Change.
Prior to taking his Ministerial position Paul was a member of cross-party groups on Epilepsy, Rural Policy, Armed forces Veterans, Funerals and Bereavement, Boating and Marine Tourism and deputy convener of Sport.
Iain GullandChief Executive, Zero Waste Scotland
Iain Gulland is Chief Executive of Zero Waste Scotland, a not-for-profit company, which exists to create a society where resources are valued and nothing is wasted. Its work supports delivery of Scottish Government strategies for resource efficiency and a more circular economy.
Iain has more than 20 years’ experience in sustainable resource management in the public and not-for-profit sectors, including leading the Community Recycling Network Scotland from 2004-2008 and working as WRAP’s Director for Scotland from 2008 – 2014.
Iain is a Vice President of the Association for Cities and Regions for Recycling and Sustainable Resource Management (ACR+) and a Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM).
Mark CookDirector, Government Affairs, Medtronic Limited
Mark has spent 25 years in roles within the health sector including biologicals/pharmaceuticals, medical technology and consultancy. He joined Medtronic in 2008 where his role includes determining the direction of Medtronic in areas such as strategy, government relations policy plus working specifically on the implications of BREXIT for the UK and individually within the devolved nations, as well as issues surrounding regulation and trade.
In addition, Mark represents Medtronic in industry trade bodies including ABHI, MedTech Europe, ADVAMED and has published on healthcare resource utilisation in areas such as diabetes, hypertension and heart failure.
In February 2018 Mark joins the Industrial Leadership Group in Scotland and continues to support decision making for non-medicine technologies through membership of the Scottish Health Technology Group.
In the UK, Medtronic is based in Watford, employs over 800 people and turns over around $1 Billion. In addition to Medtronic being the world’s largest medical technology company, we have also partnered in care delivery at multiple sites, working alongside NHS staff including Imperial College NHS Trust, Chelsea & Westminster Foundation Trust, University Hospitals Coventry & Warwick and South Manchester University Foundation Trust.
Medtronic have manufacturing, R&D and training sites within the UK. In Scotland Medtronic employs around 100 people in a variety of roles split between field based activities, manufacturing, R&D and training.
Dr Mike WinterMedical Director, NHS National Services Scotland
Procurement, Commissioning and Facilities (PCF) Strategic Business Unit (SBU) is responsible for delivering effective support across Procurement, Commissioning and Facilities for all of NHS Scotland.
Jim MillerNHS Scotland
Jim has 30 years experience across the private and public sector in commercial, procurement and supply chain leadership. Having worked at a senior level in areas including aviation, construction and public organisations he joined NHS Scotland in 2006 as Director of Strategic Sourcing. In 2015 he took over the wider role of Director of Procurement Commissioning and Facilities.
With a broad portfolio providing commercial, clinical, advisory and improvement services across the NHS in Scotland and the wider public sector he is proud of his team’s collaborative arrangements and ambitious plans. He also fully recognises the role that a flexible, competitive and innovative supply base plays in supporting the future of Scotland’s Health Service.
Alison BrownTransformation Director, Procurement Transformation ProgrammeNHS National Services ScotlandNSS are delighted to be the main event partner / supporter for P4H Scotland 2018. This event is THE opportunity for procurement leaders, Scottish Government, suppliers and the wider public sector to come together to be part of the conversation on transforming procurement within the NHS.