The GO Conference: Doing Business with the NHS brings together leading NHS buyers and procurement experts to ensure attendees better understand the needs of the NHS, enabling suppliers to respond innovatively to the key issues affecting healthcare spending.

Procurement at Trust, regional and national levels is changing radically as the NHS strives to improve its financial performance and service efficiency. Lord Carter’s final report on Operational Productivity in the NHS laid out ambitious plans to save £5bn per annum by 2019/20 by improving operational productivity, including procurement of goods and services.

Existing and potential suppliers must be ready for these changes if they are to secure any part of the £26 billion that the NHS in England spends on non-pay categories annually.

Among the questions to be addressed at the conference are:

  • What opportunities and challenges will arise from the changing approach to procurement?
  • Where does my business fit into the NHS supply chain?
  • What will the NHS want me to do differently as a supplier?
  • How do NHS finances work?
  • How do the main collaborative procurement organisations operate and how can suppliers access their opportunities?
  • How can I effectively access the opportunities within this sector?

Whether you are a current or potential supplier to the NHS, you need to have a clear understanding of the ever-changing NHS purchasing landscape in order to stay ahead of your competition.

Held in central London, this one-day event provides information, insight and networking, as well as a rare opportunity to speak directly to those at the heart of NHS procurement.

Click here to book your place.