Gary Horsfield, Chief Operating Officer UK PPE at NHS Department of Health and Social Care reveals his experience leading a team with responsibility for acquiring and distributing personal protective equipment (PPE) at speed, to the UK’s Health and Social Care sector during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Key discussion points include:

  • How did Gary come to work within the public sector at the NHS, and what have been the highlights?
  • What were the initial supply chain challenges at the start of the pandemic, and how did Gary and the team tackle them?
  • How has public opinion and press coverage impacted the team? 
  • What personal and procurement/supply chain positives have been learned from this experience. 

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