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Healthcare Business Solutions
June 27th, 2016

What we can learn by working together: Martin’s HealthBiz Blog

We held our second Tweet Chat on Wednesday, June 15th. The diversity of the answers we got to our kick off question ‘How are you currently working with suppliers?’ shows the different factors that are affecting procurement professionals and how they can operate within the NHS. I’ve summarised the main points below, but check out the Twitter page if you want to read the full discussion.

Helen Lisle Relationship management is key

Andy McMinn diff levels of agg needed (1)

Andt McMinnNHS relies too much on suppliers to create value

Or is creating effective efficiency a wider challenge across procurement regardless of industry?

Rob Knott DNA of Procurement (2)

Helen McaKenzie food commodities

Do you agree with our Tweeters? What are your opinions on working with suppliers? Tweet me your thoughts to @cookhealthbiz. I look forward to further discussions both online and offline on these topic.


Martin Matkin, Cook Medical Director of HBS in EuropeMartin Matkin, currently the director of Healthcare Business Solutions for Cook Medical in Europe has been with Cook for more than 18 years. He started as a medical sales representative and has since served in a variety of sales management and business leadership roles. Martin received his Master of Science in Management from the Leicester Business School and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing currently holding the Chartered Marketer status.