National Health Executive hosted a virtual panel discussion back in September 2022, which focused on ‘Supplier Engagement to the Healthcare Sector’.
NHS Providers maintain a structured and professional relationship with suppliers, with clear guidance throughout the procurement process.
Running supplier engagement as early as possible in the procurement process enables the market to inform and help shape the development of framework agreements and is important when exploring possibilities and limitations.
In this virtual discussion, we explored the best approach to engaging with the market to ensure that services can be provided on time and within budget, whilst accounting for the rules and regulations around procurement.
- Brian Mangan, Value Based Procurement project lead, NHS Supply Chain
- Carol Callister, Head of Category, NHS Supply Chain
- Conor Allmond, Procurement Manager, Oxford University Hospitals
- Penny Green, Procurement Director, NHS Commercial Solutions