NHS Providers Governance and Quality Conference
The NHS Providers Governance and Quality Conference reviews governance and quality in NHS Provider organisations. The event will run virtually over four days from 17-20 May 2021.
This conference asks how provider organisations can best meet the challenge of ensuring quality care in an environment of ever-increasing complexity, against a backdrop of unprecedented challenge.
NHS Supply Chain session – 18 May 2021
The session will focus on ‘Building a stronger future – Ensuring resilience and quality for the NHS during a global pandemic’. David Main from South West London Procurement Partnership will reflect on the scale and pace of change brought by the pandemic and the huge surge in demand and the pressures put on the Trust to meet the needs of its patients.
Chris Holmes, Director of Supply Chain, Sara Ford, Director of Customer and Strategy and David Main, Director of Procurement, South West London Procurement will be speaking on day two, 18 May 2021, between 3pm and 4pm.
Reflecting on 2020/21
We all recognise the issues facing the NHS. Looking back on the year, COVID presented enormous challenges but also great opportunities for the NHS system to work together, learn and grow stronger.
This session will hear first hand from a Director of Procurement in an NHS Trust, reflecting on the scale and pace of change brought by the pandemic and the huge surge in demand and the pressures put on the Trust to meet the needs of its patients.
NHS Supply Chain, as the national provider of medical equipment and consumables to the NHS will highlight the impact this had on a national scale and how the system worked together to deliver the products needed, whilst ensuring that quality and safety remained a priority.
Moving forward, we have all learned from this pandemic and have evolved our ways of working as a result, building even greater resilience and strength. Future plans will take this even further and NHS Supply Chain will share its vision for continuous improvement, with quality at the centre.
The event explores how fresh thinking helped in what was an incredible system-wide response over the last eighteen months. It asks, can the lessons learned continue to help as system integration moves further forward. Demand and capacity continues to challenge, and as staff increasingly rely on compassionate leadership and the right cultures to cope amid the dilemmas of the day-to-day.
This event provides the platform for the thinking, discussion and debate that lies at the heart of your role. Enjoy networking throughout the conference on Twitter using #governancequality21 to join in the conversation with other NHS professionals to share insight and best practice.