P4H England 2018 – Event Overview


The UK’s healthcare procurement community came together again at P4H England 2018.

We are pleased to announce that over 1300 attendees joined us at this prestigious event at the NEC, Birmingham on 12 July.

P4H England would like to thank all partners, sponsors, delegates, and exhibitors for their involvement this year which has helped make the event a success once again!

Find out more about the event below.

Keynote Arena

This year’s Keynote Arena brought together policymakers and thought leaders who presented their views on the current and future landscape of NHS public sector procurement in the UK. During the day, delegates heard speeches from:

  • Duncan Eaton – Executive Advisor to the All-Party Parliamentary Health Group
  • Chris Holmes – Supply Chain Director, Supply Chain Coordination Limited, Management Function of the NHS Supply Chain
  • Helen Lisle – Director of Procurement and Supplies, Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust
  • Keith Rowley – Managing Director, NHS North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative
  • James Mayne – eProcurement and Inventory Manager, Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Beth Loudon – Head of Procurement Development, NHS Shared Business Services
  • Oliver Stopnitzky – Senior Fraud Prevention Officer, NHS Counter Fraud Authority

We spoke to Keith Rowley after his speech about the partnership the NHS North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative has with P4H. He said that:

“P4H is an important event for us every year. It is a great opportunity to meet with suppliers and start conversations…There is an opportunity to have a dialogue with innovative ideas and things that don’t come up on the radar through the day to day BAU”.

P4H Partners

The P4H England event aims to give delegates an in-depth understanding of the NHS supply chain and how they can contribute to the future direction of healthcare procurement.

On the day, Chris Holmes spoke about the “Procurement Transformation Programme.” We asked him why it was important for NHS Supply Chain to partner with P4H England:

“P4H is one of the largest procurement conferences in the UK, so it is really important for us to attend. As an organisation that is talking about the new operating model for the NHS, this is an invaluable platform for us. It gives us the opportunity to a wide range of procurement professionals and suppliers”

Event Sponsors

Among the P4H England sponsors attending on the day was Lifecycle Management Group. Jonathan Wickens, Commercial Director of Lifecycle Management Group, told BiP why it was important to his business to attend and sponsor at P4H England this year:

“NHS procurement is going through a lot of change at the moment and it is important that we understand what that change is and show that we are keen to be a part of that.”

We also met with Oliver Stopinzky, representing our platinum sponsor, NHS Counter Fraud Authority. The NHS Counter Fraud Authority (NHSCFA) is a new organisation tasked to lead the fight against fraud, bribery and corruption in the NHS and the wider health sector. Oliver said:

“Our message is that we are here to collaborate with NHS organisations and work with them to protect them against fraud. It has been a very interesting conference with some great speakers.”

Among the other sponsors present on the day were:

  • GHX
  • NHS Professionals
  • Brightstar
  • Sharpak From Nolato Jaycare
  • Simon Jersey Ltd
  • Eon Energy
  • Thermal Compaction Group Ltd

Join us next year

Take part in next year’s event and register your interest now for P4H England 2019.

The event will take place on 11 July at the NEC, Birmingham.

Would you like to sponsor the 2019 event?

Contact us today to discuss booking your 2019 exhibition or sponsorship package asap – 0845 270 7066 or exhibitions@p4hengland.co.uk.

P4H Scotland: Event Overview

P4H Edinburgh - Jim Miller

The Scottish healthcare procurement community was brought together at yesterday’s event at Edinburgh International Conference Centre.

The main focus of the inaugural P4H Scotland event was to enhance the capabilities of procurement personnel and showcase innovative Scottish suppliers.


What was on?

Throughout the day there were educational and networking opportunities designed to enhance knowledge and facilitate the development of new business opportunities. A focal point of the day was the Keynote Arena where delegates heard speeches from:

  • Duncan Eaton – Executive Advisor to the All-Party Parliamentary Health Group
  • Jim Miller – Procurement Commissioning & Facilities Director, NHS Scotland
  • Mark Cook – Government Affairs Director, Medtronic Inc
  • Louise McGregor – Head of Circular Economy, Zero Waste Scotland
  • Mike Winter – Medical Director, NHS Scotland


P4H Scotland 2018

The opening event has been received well by everyone that attended, with excellent feedback from delegates and presenters and exhibitors.

Alison Brown, Transformation Director, Procurement Transformation Programme, NHS National Services Scotland, spoke to BiP Solutions on the day and said that

“There has been a great buzz at this event, a really good atmosphere… Strong relationships are built at events like this and that’s what today has been a lot about for me!”

Focus on Healthcare Procurement

The event is dedicated to the success of healthcare procurement across Scotland. The NHS in Scotland spends over £2.3 billion each year on a diverse range of goods and services, making it a desirable marketplace for any supplier looking to develop new business opportunities.

Iain Cruwys, Logistics Director for NHS NSS Procurement, Commissioning & Facilities, believes that there are many benefits of events like P4H Scotland as they not only bring suppliers and buyers together but they can also be interactive and educational:

“I think, above all, an event like P4H Scotland has saved us a tremendous amount of time! We have everyone in the one place, making it a great place to have conversations.

“ I have been able to bring a large number of my team here today and they will have benefited from it hugely!”

P4H Edinburgh

Event Sponsors

Among the P4H Scotland sponsors attending on the day were Veritas Technologies and Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX); both were impressed by the turnout of buyers and suppliers.

Veritas Technologies deliver solutions designed to serve the world’s most complex, heterogeneous environments. Dave Burke, Regional Sales Manager at Veritas said that:

“P4H Scotland was really important to us. The NHS is a key part of the community and it is important for Veritas to contribute ideas to the public sector at events like this, which is why we wanted to be a part of it.”

On behalf of Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX), Key Account Manager James Minards spoke to our team about what attracted their business to the P4H events:

“We supply a lot of goods and services into the Scottish healthcare market and it is important that we have a presence at P4H Scotland so we can engage with our clients!”

The P4H England event will take place on 12 July 2018. Tickets are FREE for public sector delegates and cost just £95 for the private sector.

If you would like to invest in the development of new and existing business opportunities by participating in this hugely important event, you can call 0845 270 7066 to find out more.

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