Businesses eager to get their innovation into the health and care sector will be able to put their procurement questions to NHS Buyers and Local Authorities in the North West as the “Ask the Buyer” event returns.
Following a successful event in 2018, Health Innovation Manchester, in partnership with the Innovation Agency, will be hosting the event again on Wednesday 23rd January 2019.
Businesses within Cheshire, Warrington and Greater Manchester are invited to attend and will be given an opportunity to connect directly with the people within the NHS and Local Government who are responsible for purchasing goods and services in the North West. Businesses will be able to ask a panel of senior NHS buyers questions about how to get services and supplies into the NHS. Information will also be available as to the support Health Innovation Manchester can offer to businesses who wish to trade with the NHS.
As well as being able to ask procurement leads and business advisors from Health Innovation Manchester how to work with and understand the NHS more effectively, there will be the opportunity to see how Health Innovation Manchester is adapting to bring innovations in to Health and Social care system and how your business can be supported.
Health Innovation Manchester and the Innovation Agency offers Fully funded / Free Business Support to SMEs to help with the adoption of innovative products/services into the NHS.
The draft agenda for the day consists of:
An Introduction to Health Innovation Manchester
The fully funded NHS business support available
The procurement landscape in the Public Sector and the NHS
The Value Proposition to the NHS
A Panel of experts to answer Q and A
Lunch and networking
The panel will consist of:
Peter Schofield – AGMA Procurement Programme Manager
Colin Cram – Chief Executive for Marc1 Ltd and Chairman Open Forum Events
Steve Begley – Head of Procurement at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital Liverpool
Amy Noble – Head of Procurement & Supplies (Interim) – Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Marie Clayton – Deputy Director of Primary Care/Head of QIPP – Bury CCG
Sue Mason – Senior Clinical Procurement Adviser at NHS Shared Business Services
Nick Allen – Industry Procurement Adviser – Health Innovation Manchester