17 June 2021

08.00 - 17.00 (BST)


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This year’s HCSA Summer Conference and Exhibition 2021, HCSA Recognising the Value of NHS Procurement, is going online.

In 2020 we proudly entered our 60th year as HCSA, continuing to deliver current news and updates for our loyal existing and emerging new members. We are delighted to be a recognised part of the changing procurement landscape in healthcare and your valued feedback supports us in providing networking opportunities for you, colleagues, members and suppliers.

Going live on 17th June, this innovative event will feature a range of product showcases, collaborative, networking and skills development opportunities, including:

  • Live Keynote Arena
  • Networking & Collaboration Zones
  • Hear from a Broad Range of NHS Procurement Experts and Network with a Highly Influential Audience
  • Visit the Product Showcase Exhibition and learn about our exhibitor’s innovative and exciting products and services


17 June 2021 : Recognising the Value of NHS Procurement




Welcome & Opening Remarks

Speaker(s): The Rt Hon Lord Hunt of Kings Heath OBE PC, HCSA President
Overview: Welcome to Summer 2021 HCSA Conference

Key Note: Recognising the Value of Procurment

Speaker(s): Mark Roscrow MBE - HCSA Chariman
Overview:Looking Forward



NHS Supply Chain: A time to reflect. A time to look forward

Speaker(s): Chris Holmes, Supply Chain Director and Colin McCready, CFO, NHS Supply Chain
Overview: In a time of unprecedented challenges for the NHS, Colin McCready, Acting CEO and Chris Holmes, Director of Supply Chain, will reflect on how NHS Supply Chain has drawn on its procurement and supply chain expertise, adapting to meet the critical needs of the system. Moving on to then share plans on how the service is being developed to meet the evolving needs of the NHS.


10:00 – 10:25

Legal Update: developments in the last 6 months

Speaker(s): Andrew Daly, Partner (Hempsons)
Overview: Andrew Daly, Partner and Head of Procurement at Hempsons will provide a legal update on developments from the past 6 months, including case law update, key issues impacting contracting authorities and changes in procurement law.
10:25 -10:30


10:30 – 10:50

Commercial excellence through collaboration: procurement, social value and sustainability

Speaker(s): Dr. Emily Lawson - Chief Commercial Officer - NHS England and NHS Improvement & Preeya Bailey - Director of Procurement Transformation and Commercial Delivery - NHS England and NHS Improvement
Overview: Update from NHS England and NHS Improvement
10:30 – 10:50

Breakout Session: Contracting Managed Equipmemt Services

Speaker(s): Beth Loudon
Overview: A unique legal and procurement perspective
10:50 – 11:10


11:10 – 11:30

Managing and leading people through change

Speaker(s): Prof. Julie Hodges, Professor Organisational Change and Associate Dean for MBA and DBA Programmes in the Business School, University of Durham
Overview: The Impact of transformation and change
11:10 – 11:30

Breakout Session: NHS Supply Chain Standard Uniform Project Update

Speaker(s): Kevin Chidlow
Overview: Update on progress on the NHSSC project to implent a standard uniform across England.
11:10 – 11:30

NHS Supply Chain Standard Uniform Project Update

Speaker(s): Kevin Chidlow
Overview: Update on progress on the NHSSC project to implent a standard uniform across England.
11:30 – 11:40


11:40 – 12:10


Panellists: Chris Holmes, Colin McCready, Andrew Daley, DR Emiliy Lawson, Preeya Bailie, Prof. Julie Hodges
12:10 - 12:40


12:40 – 13:00

One Commercial Health

Speaker(s): Melinda Johnson, Commercial Director, Department of Health and Social Care
Overview: Our one Commercial Health philosophy and the work we do across the Health family. NHSX, NHS BSA, NHSD, NHSBT
12:40 – 13:00

Breakout Session: Collaboration and the rise of the ICS

Speaker(s): Mat Oram, Co-founder / CEO
Overview: An update from Mat Oram, Co-Founder and CEO of AdviseInc
13:00 – 13:10


13:10 – 13:30

HSIB Smart Pump Investigation

Speaker(s): Dr Jonathan Back PhD, Intelligence Analyst & Safety Scientist, Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB)
Overview: Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) investigation into smart pumps and the work that HSIB has done relevant to safety management and procurement.
13:10 – 13:30

Breakout Session: The NHS Workforce Alliance in a Changing NHS Environment

Speaker(s): Will Laing, Deputy Director - Operations, NHS Workforce Alliance & Howard Rolfe, Managing Director, East of England NHS Collaborative Procurement Hub
Overview: Will Laing and Howard Rolfe provide a brief update on the purpose and organisation of the NHS Workforce Alliance during a period of profound structural change and operational challenge for the NHS, and indicate how we can work more closely together as NHS colleagues to develop and deliver the workforce strategies required now and in the future.
13:30 – 13:40


13:40 – 14:00

Recognising the value of Clinical Procurement

Speakers: Rose Gallagher - Professional Lead Infection Prevention and Control/AMR - Royal College of Nursing
Overview: RCN Update - Clinical Procurement
13:40 – 14:00

Value Based Procurement

Speakers: Brian Mangan
Overview: NHSSC Value Based Procurement Project Lead
14:00 – 14:10


14:10 – 14:30

Innovation in the Eye of a Storm

Speaker(s): Steve McMannus - Chief Executive Officer - Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
Overview: Reflections from the past 12 months from a perspective of both an NHS Acute Hospital and NHS Test & Trace, where innovation flourished through the efforts of extraordinary people.
14:10 – 14:30

Breakout Session: Delivering value for the NHS

Speaker(s): Gill Fox and David Parnell
14:30 – 14:40


14:40 – 14:45

Collaboration –  bringing technology to our health service

Speaker(s): Peter Ellingworth, Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI)
Overview: Collaboration between Industry and the NHS to meet the ambitions and challenges ahead and how we can work together to deliver innovation to improve the lives of patient
14:50 – 15:00

HCSA Learning & Development Update

Speaker(s): Marc Ibbotson - Learning & Development Lead - HCSA
Overview: Update on the tools that HCSA have acquired to support members, including: A Learning Management System; Introductory video; Digital Skills Passport
15:00 – 15:30

The impact of Covid - a Trust's Review

Speaker(s): Martin Shaw - Chief Financial Officer - Guy's and St.Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Overview: The Impact of Covid - an FD's perspective - PART 1
15:30 – 16:00


Panellists: Melinda Johnson, Dr Jonathan Back, Rose Gallagher, Steve McMannus, Peter Ellingworth, Marc Ibbotson, Martin Shaw, and Marc Ibbotson
15:30 – 15:50

Breakeout Session: GSTT Finance Update Part 2

Speaker(s): Martin Shaw - Chief Financial Officer - Guy's and St.Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Overview: Guy's and St. Thomass NHS Foundation Trust Finance Update - PART 2
16:00 - 16:10


Speaker(s): Alan Hoskins, Chief Officer HCSA
Overview: Closing remarks and recap of the day
16:10 – 17:00



Preeya Bailie

Melinda Johnson

Mark Roscrow MBE

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath

Dr. Emily Lawson

Chris Holmes

Andrew Daly

Alan Hoskins

Rose Gallagher MBE

Steve Mcmanus

Colin McCready

Prof. Julie Hodges

Dr. Jonathan Back

Peter Ellingworth

Dr. Emily Lawson

Martin Shaw

Beth Loudon

Will Laing

Howard Rolfe

Brian Mangan

Marc Ibbotson

Kevin Chidlow

Mat Oram

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes you will need to register to attend the event. You can register to attend at https://hcsa.vfairs.com/en/registration. Please complete all the relevant details. This event is open to public and private sector organisations.
No, you do not need to download or install any software to participate in our conference. You only need to have access to the Internet. If you wish to have 121 video calls with any participant during the day you will need to have access to a camera on your laptop.
Once you register you will receive an email confirming your participation. On 17 June the event will go live at 0800. The platform can be accessed here: hcsa.vfairs.com. Log in using the link above, entering your email and password to login.
Don’t worry you can reset your password – click the ‘login’ link on hcsa.vfairs.com and follow the instructions for forgotten password.
We’ll shortly load a tutorial video onto the event website. Please look out for this.
The event will be open from 0800 and will remain open until 1700 on 17 June. Please note that all content will be available on demand for 30 days after the event.
The event will have as many features as a live event. You can access the speaker presentations in the auditorium, visit the partners, sponsors and exhibitors in the exhibition halls and network with other delegates in the networking lounge. You will also be able to take part in Q&A during/after speaker sessions, join in discussion threads, arrange 121 meetings with partners, sponsors and exhibitors, visit exhibition booths and take content home in your delegate bag. All done from the comfort and safety of your home or office environment.
These can be accessed either via the Planner link on the main navigation bar, or via the Info desk.
You can either search in the ‘search booth’ box at the top of the page (type in the name of the booth you want to visit), or you can use the keywords search on the right hand side of the main navigation bar to search by sector/keyword. Check the Exhibition Floorplan (available to download from the Info Desk) to learn a bit more about the sectors each exhibiting organisation covers.
Visit the Exhibition Hall and click into the appropriate stands. If you click the Chat button this will allow you to network with the booth representatives. If the booth has a ‘Reserve a Chat’ button you can click here to book an appointment. Please then return to the stand at the appropriate time and enter the chat room in order to connect.
All presentations can be accessed via the Auditorium.
To network with delegates please visit the Lounge – accessed via the main navigation bar. There you can either join the general chatroom to see who is there, or you can join one of our discussion topics. For details of the topics/times of these Discussion Boards please view the Event Planner.
We ask that any discussions – whether via IM or video calls – are kept strictly professional. Please use appropriate language. Best practise is to send a text IM in the chat room to ask if someone is available for a video call. Please do not ‘spam’ any participant with unsolicited voice calls. Please bear in mind that many booths will be very busy and reps will get back to you when they can.
BiP Solutions staff will be on hand at the Info Desk in the HCSA event to help with any event specific questions. Our technical team will be on hand to answer any technical support questions in the same area.
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All content will remain on the site for 30 days, allowing registered delegates the opportunity to revisit on a different day and still be able to access all the presentations and exhibition stands.

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