Logo: NHS East of England Collaborative Procurement Hub
07 May 2019

There is a national drive to ensure the NHS achieves high quality care and value for money. Two recent reports by Lord Carter highlight the importance of achieving efficiencies, maximising productivity and optimising patient outcomes by removing unwanted variation.  The NHS Long Term Plan has set out a number of ways that we need to improve care for patients over the next ten years, including bringing together different professionals to better coordinate care.  

Stoma care has been identified as an area of priority for the East of England region, many Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) within our region include plans to improve efficiencies and minimise waste for this clinical area. Stoma appliances form Part IX of the drug tariff and can be a challenging area to manage. 


The Hub has embarked on the StoMap a programme of work mapping Stoma services across the East of England to address some of the challenges in this area and support the recommendations of national drivers. 


The StoMap Conference will be taking place on 28 June 2019 at Newmarket Racecourse.  


This event will present on the baseline assessment and results undertaken for the StoMap programme in East of England. It will also provide an opportunity for medicines optimisation teams, stoma nurses, service leads, procurement and healthcare workers to meet and help inform the strategy for the next stage of the StoMap programme. This event will also provide an opportunity to understand the market in more detail and how this information can be used to support integrated care across our region. 


Agenda items will include: 

  • The NHS Long Term Plan and what this means for stoma care 
  • The role of the British Healthcare Trade Association and the operating of Dispensing Appliance Contractors 
  • NHS Supply Chain Category Tower 5- procuring for stoma care products 
  • Challenges with contracting for stoma services 
  • Feedback from the East of England Stoma Nurse Survey 
  • Spend analysis by STP footprints 


The full agenda is in the process of being finalised and will be available in due course.  


Booking for NHS delegates can be found here. 



Click here if you are a supplier and are interested in exhibiting at the StoMap event or would like information on sponsorship opportunities.