IPS Corporate Networking Day & Product Surgery

Corporate Networking Day – Tuesday 28th June 2022

This event is available to IPS corporate members and commercial organisations working in the HCAI-related space and places are provided without charge. It is an Open House meeting so firms may apply for any reasonable number of places and IPS will do its best to accommodate such requests.


Rachel Downham – corporate affairs group lead designate

  • Welcome Introductions
  • The IPS Education Fund
  • IPS Impact Awards
  • Bournemouth 2022 - annual conference report


Introduction - Paul Cryer, IPS Board Trustee

Contemporary matters concerning the NHS Procurement Landscape

  • Gary Welch, Director of Procurement and Supply Chain, Oxford University Hospitals NHS FT
  • Makaella Allison, Associate Director for Clinical Procurement, Hertfordshire and West Essex ICS NHS Procurement Services
  • Miranda Gordon, Category Head, Wound Care and Infection Control, NHS Supply Chain Ltd


Matters arising and general discussion time

Lunch and then depart

Location: GAMA HQ, The Maylands Building, Maylands Ave, Hemel Hempstead HP2 7TG.


How to register your interest in the Networking Day

If you would like to attend the Networking day then please contact Lynne Duncan on The meeting will commence at 10.30 am (refreshments from 0945 am) and be completed by 2.00pm.

Product Surgery – Wednesday 29th June 2022

The purpose of this meeting is to provide corporate organisations an opportunity to meet with a panel of senior professionals to discuss technical, scientific or procurement-related aspects of their emerging or existing technologies. Each surgery session will last 45 minutes and verbal feedback will be provided on the day.


Please note that availability of slots is limited to 6 companies and these will be allocated first to IPS corporate members and then to other applicants. The panel consist of the following;


  • Nicola Harrington [Chair of Panel] , Director, The NHS Supply Chain
  • Paul Cryer, former lead, HCAI Technology Programme, DH and IPS Board Trustee
  • Jude Robinson, IPC Manager, NHS England and Improvement [Midlands]

Location: GAMA HQ, The Maylands Building, Maylands Ave, Hemel Hempstead HP2 7TG.

The deadline for all applications/ submissions for the Surgery is 9am Wednesday 22nd June. If you are interested, please contact Lynne Duncan on who will send an entry criteria and application form by return.