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LPP community addressed by Lord Carter

Lord Carter, Peter Smith and Dr Rodney Foale were among the speakers at LPP's 2015 conference, attended by more than 70 members on 2nd March.

LPP community addressed by Lord Carter

Demand aggregation, the Future Operating Model, GS1 implementation, leveraging PFI contracts and managing complex Soft FM procurements were on the busy agenda.

Rob Knott from the DH provided an update on the Future Operating Model, and Lord Carter finished the day with his views on the role metrics and ecataloguing should play in improving efficiency. LPP's Preeya Bailie and UCLH Director of Procurement and Supply Chain, Pia Larsen, outlined their plans to test an in-house bank for medical locums. Nicola Atack and Bal Kang, from LPP's Technology team, reported on the latest guidance for GS1 and the opportunity for members to take advantage of the Technology Fund for Electronic Document and Record Management Systems.

Valerie Quelch and Mark Rowlands reported on their experience of working with LPP to manage the reprocurement of their Soft FM contract, which resulted in a saving of 10 per cent. LPP's work on PFI contracts was covered in an entertaining Who Wants to Be a Millionaire format, looking at the opportunities for leveraging savings by managing those contracts.

Having heard an update on the Demand Aggregation Pilot from LPP Project Manager Steve Dunkerley, Peter Smith, editor of Spend Matters, provided a cautionary note on the difficulties faced by aggregating demand - and was followed by Dr Rodney Foale, Consultant Cardiologist at St Mary's Hospital, who promptly provided a hugely entertaining (and personal) summary of managing one of those very difficulties, the clinical/procurement relationship. 

The presentations are available for LPP members to view - you will need to be logged in and can access them from the Supporting Information box on the right. Lord Carter's presentation is also available on video, as is the GS1 video used during the day.

04-03-15    LPP