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NHSE’s Nicole Fletcher to speak at BIVDA’s Sustainability Seminar

By October 27, 2023No Comments

BIVDA are delighted to welcome Nicole Fletcher, Sustainable Procurement Lead at NHS England, to the Winter Sustainability Seminar to come and update us on NHS England’s findings following Project Athena.

Nicole has taken a leading role in NHS England’s Net Zero and Sustainable Procurement team for over 2 years, driving policy compliance across the Net Zero Supplier Roadmap, modern slavery and supporting the system to shift towards circularity. She has been leading on implementing social value and driving innovation within public sector procurement for over 15 years.

Project Athena ran over the summer of 2023. The purpose of the project was to develop a better understanding of how the Social Value Model has been adapted across the NHS and to identify the needs of both buyers and suppliers in ensuring that Social Value can be asked for and delivered effectively and to best value.

The project consisted of a wide range of stakeholders including Cabinet Office, NHS Trusts, Framework providers – NHSSC and SBS, NHS England, NHS Suppliers and trade associations.

There was a total of 3 workshops, the last one being on the 8th of August.

So, what were the findings and outcomes, and how is this going to influence how Social Value is co-created in NHS procurements? Nicole will answer these questions and more.

Other speakers include:

  • Léyoh Goodhall from the Social Value Portal to speak to us about using the TOMs in tender
  • Alfred Casson from the DHSC to update us on the ‘Design for Life’ initiative
  • Richard Hixon who is a Consultant in Critical Care and also co-founder of Healthcare Ocean to talk about Ocean health and the link to healthcare and suppliers
  • Bruce Daniel who is the Head of Pathology for the South West region of NHS England to talk about how to improve pathology sustainability

To secure your place at the winter sustainability seminar make sure you register here.