Jim Forsyth

Jim is Head of Procurement at Hertfordshire NHS Procurement, a shared service organisation hosted by the West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust. The organisation has been providing Procurement services to a number of NHS Trusts since April 2002, and has evolved to meet the changing needs of its partners, with the emphasis changing from mainly operational activities at its inception to a broader, more strategic offering today.

Jim joined HertfordshirJim Fe NHS Procurement in December 2012, having previously held senior Procurement roles in the private sector with FTSE 100 companies such as Barclays, Guinness, Severn Trent Water and GKN. Under Jim’s leadership delivery of cash-releasing savings to partner Trusts has doubled over the past four years, and the service has expanded to include additional NHS Trusts. This has been supported by the establishment of strong working relationships with colleagues in partner Trusts as well as with key suppliers.

Hertfordshire NHS Procurement won a Highly Commended award in the Collaboration category at the 2016 Healthcare Supply Association Awards for its work on staffing agency spend across six NHS Trusts in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.

Jim is speaking at the upcoming Procurement Forum on the 18th May. Please click here to view the programme and view your space.  

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