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Kingdom attending GO Conference: Working with the NHS in Wales

GOWales.Conference.NHS_.959x265-2Kingdom is excited to be attending the GO Conference: Working with the NHS in Wales at the Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel in central Cardiff. This is a one-day event that will be held on Wednesday 28th March.

Kingdom will be represented at the event by Glenn Bourne, Kingdom’s Recruitment Director, and by Ashley Govier, Kingdom’s Business Development, Media & PR Specialist. The event aims to provide attendees with information, insight and networking, as well as a rare opportunity to speak directly to those at the heart of Welsh NHS Procurement.

The event is being supported by NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership and is being held to give both new and existing suppliers (like Kingdom) of services to the NHS in Wales an essential understanding of how to work with this complex organisation. It also aims to provide attendees with a full appreciation of the challenges faced by NHS Wales, leaving us “smart, informed and engaged”.

The GO (Government Opportunities) website says that “now is the time for suppliers with innovative or cost-saving products or services to step up and make the most of this chance to sell to the NHS in Wales.” This is because the NHS is looking to continue to deliver world class services whilst reducing costs. The annual budget for health and social care in Wales is currently £7.2billion, and from this figure £800 million is spent on goods and services. As the public’s expectations, along with the demands on the services the NHS in Wales provides continues to increase, so the NHS in Wales needs to look at ways that it can continue to work efficiently and safely whilst meeting the demand and developing to meet future needs.

This is the reason why it launched its revised Procurement Strategy last year, which covers a five-year period. Senior NHS staff, including leading NHS buyers and procurement experts, will be discussing at the conference the implications and opportunities of the strategy for suppliers like Kingdom, and will be aiming to make sure that attendees better understand the needs of the NHS in Wales to allow them to respond innovatively to the key issues affecting healthcare spending. Ultimately, NHS Wales knows that delivering world class services while reducing cost requires dialogue, understanding and insight, which is what this event aims to provide.

Kingdom will be discussing with key people within NHS Wales how we can help them to achieve their aims. We are recognised pioneers of innovation in our industry, utilising the best technology to provide a leaner, smarter, more connected organisation. We are driven to explore new ways of working and fresh approaches to progression within the support services market. We know that high quality services have to be delivered in challenging government environments with strict compliance requirements. Our government sector team has extensive experience and in-depth understanding of this sector, and will be drawing on that experience to help NHS find solutions.

For more information about Kingdom and all their services, please visit www.kingdom.co.uk or call 0845 051 7702.