Health Innovation Manchester (HInM) and the Innovation Agency (NWC AHSN) are inviting local healthcare businesses to attend a free event where they can ask senior NHS buyers questions about supplying goods and services into the NHS.
‘Ask the Buyer’ will present the opportunity to meet and question NHS buyers from across the region, providing businesses with a unique and invaluable insight into NHS procurement.
The event aims to target companies developing or manufacturing products or services in collaboration or for the NHS. Priority will be given to SMEs based or operating from within Cheshire and Warrington however registration is open to both small and large companies from the North West of England.
From the other perspective, the event will also provide businesses with a platform to share their stories about accessing the NHS, which can help NHS buyers to better understand some of the major barriers companies face.
Nick Allen, Health Innovation Manchester Procurement Advisor said:
“The Ask the Buyer event provides a fantastic opportunity to share advice and guidance with local businesses on the supply of goods and services to the NHS. The event will also provide attendees with insight into purchasing and tendering in the NHS, including the process for becoming an NHS supplier. We are aware that businesses across the region are some of the most innovative in the country, and we want to work with them to help improve services for our patients.”