GHX UK User Forum

11th - 12th June | The Lake at Barston | Birmingham

Join us at the annual GHX user forum for two days of inspiration, networking and learning. Mix with peers from both the provider and supplier sides of healthcare to discuss ideas and strategies that translate into real world improvements for your organisation.

Uniting the best of healthcare

Leveraging the world’s largest network of healthcare providers and suppliers, the GHX user forum offers a collaborative environment where the frank exchange of ideas and experiences helps to define the future of our industry.

To aid those discussions we have gathered some of the most influential and inspirational figures in healthcare supply chain together, under one roof. With speakers from award winning Trusts, the Department of Health, major suppliers and GHX, the user forum will give you a 360-degree view of where the healthcare industry is headed and practical insights to help you deliver it.

Attendees represent all supply chain functions and organisational levels, from strategic to tactical. Working together, we can unite the best of healthcare and make a real difference.

From strategic insight to real world case studies

Topics will range from practical workshops to high level strategy sessions, with case studies demonstrating how some of the most innovative and cutting-edge Trusts and suppliers have delivered on the promises of implementing new technologies and ways of working.

It’s the healthcare supply chain event you won’t want to miss.

Customer experience and best practice workshops

Sign-up for our customer experience and best practice workshops from 13.00 on the 11th June. We will have a range of case studies and demonstrations to help you make the most out of GHX solutions. Note that our workshops have limited availability so please let us know you want to attend in the comments section of the form.


Day 1 | Tuesday 11th June: Customer Experience and Best Practice Workshops
Three 55 minute workshops running from 14.00 - 17.00. Arrive at 14.00 to attend all workshops.
Time Topic Presenter
55 mins

Demo: GHX Procure

Darren Fowles (GHX)
55 mins

Case Study: Scan4Safety

Ben Womack and Khuram Khan (Leeds Teaching Hospital)
55 mins

Workshop: GLN application

Ben Clarke (GS1)
17:00 - 18:00 Issues and requirements workshop to prioritise customer needs  GHX clients only
18:00 - 19.00 Networking  
19:00 - 24:00

Dinner and Disco


Day 2 | Wednesday 12th June: GHX User Forum
Time Topic Presenter
08:30 - 09:30

Demo: GHX Procure

Darren Fowles (GHX)
08:30 - 09:30 Case Study: Scan4Safety Ben Womack and Khuram Khan (Leeds Teaching Hospital)
08:30 - 09:30

Workshop: GLN application

Ben Clarke (GS1)
9.45 - 10.30 Introduction and GHX Update James Minards and Jackie McGuinn (GHX)
10:30 - 11:15 GS1 and Tower strategy update Robert Flack (GS1); Chris Robson (Akeso&Co)
11:15 - 11.30 Coffee  
11:30 - 12:30

Suppliers and Trust journey to GS1 success

Malcolm Dobson (B Braun); Pete Sewel & Sophie Reid (University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust)
12:30 - 13:15


13:15 - 14:30 Regional Initiatives – a collaborative perspective Gordon Oates (NHS National Service Scotland); Stuart MacMillan (West Yorkshire Association of Acute Trusts); Neil Hind (Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership); David Lawson (SmartTogether)
14:30 - 15.00 Wrap up and close  James Minards (GHX)

The venue

This year we will host the user forum at The Lake at Barston which is easily accessible from across the country and offers plenty of free onsite parking.