25 APRIL 2022
EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CENTRE
NHS Scotland Procurement - Preparing for the Future
P4H Scotland, Scotland’s leading healthcare procurement and supply chain event, is back for 2022. The event will take place in an innovative hybrid format both live in venue and streamed online.
Connecting buyers and suppliers across the healthcare supply chain, P4H Scotland will provide a wealth of skills development, networking, collaboration and product showcase opportunities for organisations that are actively working with the health sector or that are exploring ways to work across Scotland’s procurement marketplace in 2022 and beyond.
Gordon joined National Services Scotland (NSS) in December 2019 from NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, where since January 2001, he has held various senior procurement roles. During this initial period in his new role Gordon has led the national procurement response to Covid19 emergency. Gordon said, “I’ve been immensely proud of the way National Procurement, Health Board procurement , Scottish Government colleagues and our key suppliers have responded to the emergency. It gives a real insight to the benefits of working together to a common objective. In my new role, a key focus for me will be to maximise how we collaborate and partner across the health and social care sector, in turn providing benefits to patients, customers and the wider economy.”
National Procurement sits within the Procurement, Commissioning and Facilities strategic business unit of NSS alongside Business Development, Health Facilities Scotland and National Specialist and Screening Services.
Ivan McKee MSP
Ivan McKee was appointed Minister for Business, Trade, Tourism and Enterprise in May 2021. His career has involved a number of senior roles in manufacturing and business, managing companies in the UK as well as Poland, Finland, Croatia and Bosnia. Early in his career, Ivan spent two years with VSO in Bangladesh. He is currently a trustee of the charity CEI, which supports education and health projects in Bangladesh. Ivan has been MSP for Glasgow Provan since May 2016. He was brought up in Glasgow where he studied at the University of Strathclyde. He also studied at the University of Newcastle. He was previously the Minister for Trade, Investment and Innovation.
Stevie joined NHS Scotland in 2009 from a supply chain and procurement background within the private sector. A chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply and holder of a Masters Degree in Supply Chain Management from The University of Strathclyde, he is currently the Head of Governance within NHS NSS National Procurement, the Health Procurement Centre of Expertise, which holds the responsibility for the sourcing, supply chain management and logistics services under a contract portfolio of £1.4bn per annum.
A passionate supported of continuous professional development and procurement professionalism, Stevie is of the strong belief that great procurement and supply management from a strong supply base can deliver huge value for the NHS. Not just from a cost saving perspective but also through delivering innovation, social value and environmental benefits.
Paul qualified with a degree in Aeronautics & Fluid Mechanics (a long time ago) and served for 6 years in the RAF before joining the commercial procurement world in a number of sectors which led to his NHS appointment in 2002. He has extensive private sector experience across all types of procurement as well as within the majority of areas across the NHS. His role within National Procurement in Scotland heads up a number of category teams that contract on behalf of Scotland and covers pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Approximately £1.4Bn currently goes through the national arrangements covering more than 60% of the Scottish non-pay spend within the health service. His team of 45 procurement professionals continue to develop and expand various types of sourcing methodologies across a variety of sectors.
Detailed knowledge on the legislative process and rules are not really sufficient if you don’t understand your customers, the organisation, the market and the suppliers! And above all, it’s about managing relationships to get a solution that works for everyone.
Chris Sanderson is Head of Procurement at NHSGGC. His previous roles includes General Manager Procurement - NHS Lanarkshire, Head of Procurement - NHS Lanarkshire and Programme Manager: Commercial & Performance Services for NHS National Services Scotland. Prior to joining NHS Chris spent eight years at Royal Mail.
Andy Owen, Head of Healthcare at Arco, the UK’s leading supplier of safety equipment.
Having been instrumental in leading Arco’s journey into healthcare as we responded to the ever-changing situation during the pandemic, Andy’s role now focuses on the evolution of Arco’s healthcare strategy and developing the customer value proposition which looks at the bigger picture and how we can maximise on the momentum we’ve built so far. Andy is an accomplished and confident change management professional, with an innate entrepreneurial spirit, pioneering this exciting new opportunity for Arco. He is proud to have made a real difference to so many of our customers in the sector at such a precarious time, and welcomes the opportunity to continue to do so.
Justene is responsible for establishing and leading the strategy for the health and care sector for CGI in the UK and Australia, she joined CGI in October 2017 as an experienced Executive Director in board, company and financial performance with a strong record of accomplishment in implementation, organisation transformation and change, as well as exceptional performance delivery.
With more than 20 years of business experience at all levels, Justene has a deep and wide understanding of government, health and care, business, finance and customer operating models, people management and engagement, strategy development and operational excellence.
Prior to joining CGI Justene was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of the Scottish Government’s Innovation Centre; the Digital Health and Care Institute (DHI) in 2012. Focusing on shifting the balance of care into the community. She worked across seven ministerial portfolios, six Scottish Government departments, twenty-two health boards and thirty-two local authorities to start up, establish and imbed the innovation centre as a collaborative partnership with academia and industry.
Justene was also a member of the Scottish Government’s e-health strategy board, a non-executive director for Citizen Advice Scotland and mentor for the Scottish Funding Council Arora programme.
Gillian Cameron is the Programme Manager for the Supplier Development Programme (SDP), a business support initiative, supported by Scottish Government, Scottish Local Authorities and Agencies. The Programme’s aim is to help Scottish SMEs improve their performance in winning contracts in the public sector. Gillian has over 25 years’ experience in public sector procurement, previously working on many high-profile supplier engagement projects with the Ministry of Defence, the NHS and London 2012 Olympic games. She is a member of the Scottish Government’s Procurement Supplier Group, which aims to inform, influence, and engage with procurement strategy and derive the maximum economic benefit from public sector purchasing.
Under her management, SDP has continued to grow substantially, with all 32 Scottish Local Authorities, several government bodies and larger contractors taking up membership ensuring that it is a Scotland wide initiative. More than 18,000 businesses having access to the Programme’s free tender training services.
Specialising in connecting the public and private sector, Gillian’s work with the SDP has seen the reach of the Programme grow through bespoke supplier engagement; raising awareness of contract opportunities and connecting training as an early intervention to assist Scottish SME’s get tender ready, driving economic recovery and supporting the public sector and most recently the NHS with Community Wealth Building initiatives.
Adriana Roemmele joined NHS Scotland in 2006 from a supply chain and procurement background within the private sector. A law graduate from the University of Glasgow, she is currently the Innovation and Improvement Lead at NHS NSS National Procurement.
Adriana has experience across a wide range of clinical and non-clinical categories, engaging with a diverse stakeholder base within Health and across the wider public sector. Adriana is now leading a team that directly promotes and supports Innovation activity amongst innovators, funding organisations and test beds, partnering with wide ranging organisations across the Innovation ecosystem in Scotland to accelerate innovation within Health and Social Care
Frankie joined Scottish Government in June 2021 to work in the Medical Devices and Legislation Unit and jointly lead the Unique Device Identifier programme. Frankie worked with others to transition this programme to what is now known as NHS Scotland’s Scan for Safety programme and leads the Supplier and Industry Engagement Workstream.
Prior to joining Scottish Government Frankie worked at the Department of Health & Social Care (DHSC) from 2014 and joined initially to work on the Department’s eProcurement programme. This subsequently became the award-winning national Scan4Safety programme, responsible for implementing GS1 and PEPPOL standards in the NHS. Frankie led on supplier engagement, working very closely with trade associations and GS1 UK, focussed on medical and in-vitro diagnostic devices and medicines, until 2019 when the programme was transitioned out of the Department.
Following the work on Scan4Safety Frankie was retained by DHSC to continue working with industry on preparing device and consumables suppliers for EU Exit and subsequently the End of the Transition Period, to ensure continuity of care for patients across the UK.
Frankie works on a secondment basis from the North of England NHS Commercial Procurement Collaborative (NOE CPC) and has worked for them since its inception in April 2007 and before this Frankie worked at regional and trust level for various NHS organisations.
Simon has worked as Programme Director since 2019 within NHS National Services Scotland and was appointed Programme Director for the NHS Scotland Scan for Safety Programme in January 2022 after National Services Scotland were asked to deliver the programme on behalf of the Scottish Government.
Prior to taking on this role, Simon was Programme Director for the Public Health Scotland Contact Tracing Programme, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This involved working closely with stakeholders such as the Scottish Government Test & Protect team to establish a national approach to contact tracing and implement a National Contact Tracing Centre working with all Health Boards to tackle increasing numbers of positive COVID cases across Scotland.
Simon has worked in public sector project and programme delivery roles for over 25 years, firstly with the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP), then NHS National Services Scotland. Simon is also a full member of the Association for Project Management.
With over 10 years’ experience working within the Wound Care industry, Ange brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and perspective to new and innovative ways of working. Procurement and collaborative working have evolved beyond an initial focus to provide services and goods at an affordable price. By working collaboratively with NHS Scotland Health Boards, we aim to provide not only best value and effective supply but support the championing of National Policies such as sustainability, economic growth, innovation and patient safety.
Lynne is an experienced Regional Supply Chain Manager at Alliance Healthcare with a proven track record of success in semi-automated and time-sensitive Warehouse and Distribution environments. She is used to providing high-level strategic planning, operational management, and development control to build consistency and improvements in business performance.
Lynne is a strong dynamic, pro-active leader, empowering staff to take ownership, providing coaching, training and mentoring to build cohesive teams working to achieve individual targets and company objectives. She is results oriented and customer focused, with excellent relationship management and communication skills.
She feels that communicating, engaging, and listening to people is fundamental to managing a successful team.
Eddie is BiP Solutions’ Principal Procurement Consultant and working alongside the Client Services team, he frequently assists public sector organisations with clarification and interpretation of EU Directives and a wide variety of legislative issues. For the last 21 years Eddie has lectured regularly on procurement policy and processes at conferences and events, both on behalf of BiP and for a variety of other organisations. He also provides in-house training on the tendering process to personnel in both the public and private sectors.
GS1 UK is a community of more than 57,000 members and one of 115 independent, not-for-profit, GS1 organisations operating across 150 countries worldwide. We work with healthcare providers and suppliers to improve patient safety, reduce unwarranted clinical variation, and drive operational efficiencies through the adoption of unique data standards.
GS1 standards provide the foundation for integrated patient care across clinical settings, through the globally unique identification of every person, every product, and every place, which enables traceability across the patient pathway and the supply chain.
GS1 standards are both system and device agnostic, which allows for the exchange of vital information between different care providers and systems, irrespective of the care setting. This certainty results in improved patient safety, promotes significant efficiencies, and reduces the risk of errors.
To learn more about how GS1 standards work in practice, download the Scan4Safety evidence report at: https://healthcare.gs1uk.org/scan4safety. You can also find out more on our website at: www.gs1uk.org/healthcare.
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