This workshop will help you understand the full NHS supply chain model from sourcing to patient by talking through key activities in the supply chain that affect you and your practice.

It will present what procurement is and explain how you can utilise levers to gain access to savings and reduce costs.

The interactive session will allow an open forum to talk about products and practices in the wound care and infection prevention and control product areas, looking at improvements and best practice.

The web workshop will be interactive and you will be encouraged to share challenges and concerns you see in your daily practice.

At the PMA we pride ourselves on the understanding that one size doesn’t fit all and – therefore, we have various formats of our workshops and can adapt any programme / agenda to suit your local needs and necessaries – so, please get in touch to discuss your requirements.

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Who should attend?

Don't miss opportunity to work with leading specialists in a series of full day workshops specifically focused on the ‘business’ aspects of General Practice.

This workshop is ideal for Practice and Business Managers or other staff involved in procurement.



By the end of the web workshop delegates will have an understanding of:

  • The full NHS supply chain from source to patient
  • The meaning of Procurement
  • The relationships built within the supply chain
  • The importance of the voice of the customer
  • The levers to capture savings and aggregation
  • What quality assurance is in Procurement
  • Engagement strategies and communication channels
  • Key practices in wound care and infection prevention and control

A presentation will be provided to refresh you of any specific points, and delegates will receive notes of the key messages of the day.

Workshop Agenda

Below is an outline of the proposed agenda, if you have any questions please get in touch.


  • What is procurement?
  • How does the Supply Chain work?
How much do you pay?

  • PPIB data
  • Procurement mechanisms – buying together and how that can benefit you
How is quality assured
What customer support is in place for you?
Wound care products – some examples of products used across practices. Interactive session.
Infection prevention and control – examples used across practices. Interactive session. 
Delivery mechanisms – how and when your products will arrive.
 Summary & Q&A
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If you would like more information about any of our workshops, the timings or adapting our programmes to your local needs / requirements, please call 0330 111 6459 or email

Please note that all workshops are delivered online as web workshop sessions – however, if you require face to face workshops, please get in touch and we will be happy to discuss this.

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