‘Sharing, Comparing and Learning’

GHX UK User Forums 2017

Last month, we hosted three regional User Forums across the UK. The events took place in Taunton, our new Cambridge office, and in Leeds, and focused on bringing together NHS Trust professionals to share experiences and thoughts around industry standards and initiatives such as GS1 and Scan4Safety as well as challenges and best practices. Chris Millest from Bristol & Weston NHS Purchasing Consortium opened his presentation at the Taunton Forum, “The GHX UK User forums provide a fantastic platform for ‘Sharing, Comparing and Learning’”.

Each forum comprised of an introduction and update on GHX products and developments, various client presentations, interactive break-out sessions and workshops. Josh Skiba, GHX Global Product Manager joined all three forums to walk participants through the new GHX MyExchange and to capture customer feedback, ensuring the next phase of developments and enhancements are in line with what’s really needed within the industry.

A special thank you to our presenters who shared some fantastic presentations with us:

Bristol & Weston NHS Purchasing Consortium
Utilising GHX solutions including use of Content Partnership and the benefits that come with it.

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Patient level costing and ‘kitting’ to deliver efficiencies and savings across the Inventory management of the hospitals.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Delivering Scan4Safety requirements through GHX Systems.

Smith & Nephew
Delivering Supplier requirements of the DH Strategy: Automatic delivery of Content through GDSN to Nexus and the efficiencies gained for both Trust and Supplier from accurate data and invoices matching the first time.

In 2018, we are planning a two-day national UK User Forum to bring together even more providers, and to extend the platform for discussions, exchange and learning. More information to follow.