GHX UK User Forum

19th June | Edgbaston Stadium | Birmingham

A complimentary day of healthcare supply chain strategy, best practice, case studies and technology demonstrations.

Joining the dots between providers, suppliers and the DoH

With an unrivalled trading network covering not just the NHS but Europe and the US, GHX are uniquely positioned to bring together the movers and the shakers of the healthcare supply chain. The 2018 User Forum promises to help unite providers, suppliers and GPOs to continue to strive for excellence in the healthcare supply chain and data management industry. How? By leveraging new technologies, adopting modern processes and implementing best practices.

With speakers from award winning Trusts, the Department of Health, major suppliers and GHX, this event will give you a 360 degree view of where the healthcare industry is headed and practical insights to help you deliver it.

Attendees represent all supply chain functions and organisational levels, from strategic to tactical. Together, we can deliver healthcare more efficiently.

From strategic insight to real world case studies

Topics will range from practical workshops to high level strategy sessions, with case studies demonstrating how some of the most innovative and cutting-edge Trusts have delivered on the promises of implementing new technologies and ways of working.

With PEPPOL, the Carter Review, Scan4Safety and the Future Operating Model all hot topics it's never been more critical to make sure you stay informed of this ever changing landscape. We'll help you to navigate the challenges - and deliver success.

It’s the healthcare supply chain event you won’t want to miss.

The venue

Edgbaston Stadium is the home of Warwickshire Cricket Club and offers state-of-the-art conference facilities. Located just one mile from the heart of Birmingham, Edgbaston is minutes from major motorway links, Birmingham’s New Street and Snow Hill Train Stations, only seven miles from Birmingham International Airport.

Edgbaston Stadium
Edgbaston Rd
Birmingham B5 7QU


8.30 - 9.30

(3x 20 minute sessions)

Best practice demo and workshop

Phil Thurlby

Technical Account Manager

GHX Best Practice Supplier Managed and Shared Catalogues How to engage in Supplier Managed Catalogues and sharing catalogues across organisations

8.30 - 9.30

(3x 20 minute sessions)

Best practice demo and workshop

James McCarthy

Healthcare Lead UK & I

Zebra Technologies Android mobile devices for Scan4Safety In addition to running your GHX Powergate application, learn how to further utilise the latest healthcare Android mobile device from Zebra Technologies for other barcoding applications, staff communications and more!
9.30 - 10.00 Welcome

James Minards

Key Account Manger

10.00 - 10.45 Session 1

Phillip Lapish

Supply Chain Manager - Theatres

Cambridge University Hospitals Inventory Management for Improved Patient Care and Bottom Line Savings Learn how Cambridge University Hospitals uses pre-procedural kitting to release clinical time back to patient care and enable procedural costing.
10.45 - 11.00 Coffee break and networking        
11.00 - 12.00 Session 2

Leila McMahon

Smith and Nephew Lessons Learned from the UK’s Scan4Safety as a Template for Data Synchronization and EDI Globally Rather than treating the UK NHS requirements for product identification, data synchronisation, and EDI as a check the box exercise, Smith & Nephew has taken a strategic approach to meet a growing number of global requirements. They have a clear vision for leveraging master data management and EDI to drive efficiencies for their customers and themselves. To achieve this, Smith & Nephew recognises that master data integrity, systems integrations and extensibility, and business process alignment are critical.
12.00 - 12.45 GHX Procure

Darren Fowles

Solutions Specialist

GHX Overview and demo  
12.45 - 13.30 Lunch


13.30 - 14.15 Market Perspectives and Roadmaps

Chris Luoma

VP, Market Management

Karen Conway

VP, Healthcare Value

GHX Product and market update Healthcare is undergoing dynamic changes that range from launch of new regulations to the drive for better data integrity across the medical device lifecycle to improve quality while managing costs. The GHX community is adapting and responding to these trends in a variety of ways. This session will share some of those stories, GHX’s view of the trends and how the GHX product roadmap is evolving to meet the new needs of our customers.
14.15 - 14.30 Coffee break and networking        
14.30 - 15.30 Department of Health keynote Jon Rex Department of Health DH update Find out the latest progress on the Scan4Safety programme covering the six demonstrator sites, the introduction of electronic transactions utilising PEPPOL and the implementation of standards to the supply of clinical devices via the newly emerging Master Data Exchange.
15.30 - 16.00 Wrap up

James Minards

Key Account Manager