DigitalHealth.London is pleased to invite SMEs and start-ups seeking direction on NHS procurement policies to its first masterclass, hosted at Cocoon Networks.
In 2016, the Carter Review identified significant variation in costs and practice in the NHS which, if addressed, it said could save 600 million pounds annually. With the UK Department of Health’s subsequent introduction of the Procurement Transformation Programme (PTP), efficient sourcing of goods for the NHS and procurement transformation is now high on trusts’ agendas.
In this masterclass, Joel Glover, Head of Growth and Market Strategy, and Chris Schonewald, Commercial Policy Adviser, both at the Department of Health, will explain the PTP and draw out advice and guidance for businesses looking to engage with the NHS. The discussion will also cover key points of the innovator’s journey from the perspective of the NHS, as well as giving tips for success.
Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions, and following the session there will be networking and the option to meet experts for tailored advice and questions in a 1:1 setting.
Chris Schonewald, Commercial Policy Adviser
A commercial policy adviser with prior experience working in the Crown Commercial Service. Currently responsible for the Department of Health’s commercial input into social care policy, anti-microbial resistance funding, as well as supporting the directorates work on increasing the uptake of innovative good and services within the health sector.
Joel Glover, Head of Growth and Market Strategy
A chartered accountant with a background in audit, risk and governance, Joel currently leads the Commercial Policy Advice and Growth teams in the Department of Health’s Commercial Directorate. In this role he is responsible for: developing, and supporting the NHS to develop, new income streams and commercial ways of working; fostering the uptake of innovative goods and services by the NHS, and creating commercial approaches which support this; and wider commercial support and project roles including working on Brexit, the Industrial Strategy, and supply chain finance initiatives.
About Cocoon Networks
Cocoon Networks is Europe’s first Chinese capital-backed, international, startup ecosystem, leveraging a full suite of support spanning venture capital investment, business accelerators, spaces, and IP management. They are dedicated to supporting ambitious entrepreneurs and ideas to grow them in a nurturing environment. Through fostering the thread of innovation and the people behind it, they propel ideas forward and help businesses to expand globally.