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15th April 2016

1pm registration and coffee for 1.30pm start.

Finish around 4.30pm

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Bevan Room
Victoria House
Capital Park
Cambridge CB21 5XB
United Kingdom

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Melanie Nicholson 
East of England NHS Collaborative Procurement Hub 
01223 597748 

Hub Training Seminar

The New 'Light Touch' Regime - 15th April 2016 

Venue: Victoria House, Fulbourn, Cambridge

Hosted by the East of England NHS Collaborative Procurement Hub, this event is FREE to NHS staff and will be led by Chris Brennan of                   Mills & Reeve. 

About the Seminar

Under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 “Part B Services” are no more – they are replaced by the 'light touch regime' which from April 2016 will also apply to NHS bodies procuring clinical services.

Join leading law firm Mills & Reeve to find out more about what this new procurement regime means for clinical services procurement.

How can a light touch procurement be run with limited risk of challenge and what are the key “dos” and “dont's”?

Target audience: Procurement teams who are involved in the procurement of clinical services, or any other 'light touch' regime services.

What is the Light Touch Regime?

This procurement route is set out in the PCR 2015, at Regulation 74 onwards. It applies to the procurement of health services whose value equals or exceeds the threshold of £589,148. The process has been called “light touch” as it does not require one of the official procurement processes to be followed. 

The training session will follow the approximate timings below:

1pm - Tea / coffee and registration

1.30pm - Training commences

3pm - Refreshment break

4.30 pm - Close