The second annual NHS Procurement Conference 2017 kicks off next week on December 12th to focus on thinking and working differently to transform NHS procurement.
Apogee will be on stage at the conference to discuss the challenges and opportunities that procurement professionals and NHS face and to demonstrate their unrivalled document capabilities.
With non-pay spend across NHS providers now over £27 billion per annum, the role of procurement has never been more important to the health service. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has described the current system is complex and inefficient with 500,000 separate product lines and price variation of more than 35% in some areas. In his independent 2016 report into the Department of Health, Lord Carter set out savings of £1 billion to be delivered, with the bulk coming through NHS Supply Chain’s Future Operating Model (FOM) programme, aiming to reduce the variety of products and eliminating inconsistencies in pricing.
How are trusts performing against the challenge set by Carter? What progress has been made with the FOM and the emerging category towers? What are the implications of initiatives such as sustainability and transformation partnerships, hospital chains, and getting it right first time (GIRFT)? For those responsible for the development and delivery of procurement strategies in NHS organisations, understanding the implications of such emerging developments on the procurement and supply chain management function is of vital importance.
Apogee, alongside leading experts in healthcare procurement and commissioning, will provide insights into how your organisation can save money at the same time as improving the quality of service. Public sector specialists will be on hand to demonstrate the market leading print and document capabilities that Apogee provide to NHS and major public sector organisations.
To register your attendance or for more information, please visit: http://www.salford.ac.uk/onecpd/courses/nhs-procurement-conference
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