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Within the National Scan for Safety programme there are four different divisions. The Core Continuous Development Team report directly to the Assistant Director of procurement. The team then feed into and liaise with the other teams to coordinate implementation, share risks and issues and guide delivery throughout the programme. The Analytics team work with procurement colleagues to improve catalogue coverage that underpins the Scan for Safety programme. The Logistics team consist of Logistics and Materials Management business partners that sit within each health board that lead on implementation locally, act as the local Scan for Safety ‘super user’ and co-ordinate all modernisation of materials management, including receipt and distribution services. The CTES Systems team then lead on the hardware implementation and IMS interfacing across Oracle, FMS & WMS and other theatre management systems in use. They act as the central subject matter expert, ensuring processes and documentation in relation to the IMS are held in a Document Library.  They work with local business partners to schedule system and software changes and coordinate with the supplier. Our partner within DHCW ensures NHS Wales maximises the benefits of GS1 standards adoption that are required for the national programme but also benefit numerous other services across Wales.


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Team Structure



Assistant Director of Procurement and Scan for Safety Programme Lead


Andy Smallwood

Name: Andy Smallwood, BA (hons), MCIPS

Job Title & Department: Assistant Director of Procurement

About me: I have worked within procurement management for over 26 years. Having undertaken national roles within NHS England, I’ve spent the past 11 years at NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership as Head of Sourcing and more recently as Assistant Director of Procurement.

A strong believer of evidence-based procurement, I am a founder of the Orthopaedic Data Evaluation Panel and a co-opted member of the National Joint Registry Steering Committee. I have also had the privilege to have led the Scan for Safety Wales Programme for NWSSP since 2020.

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Core Continuous Development Team


James Griffiths

Name: James Griffiths

Job Title & Department: Scan for Safety Wales -  Implementation and Continuous Development Lead

About me: I first joined NHS Wales in 2018 as a Value Based Procurement Project Manager where I was introduced to Value Based Health Care. As the Scan for Safety Implementation and Continuous Development Lead I am keen to see further adoption of scanning technology and the use of common standards across NHS Wales’ supply chain as the data captured in this way will ultimately contribute to better “intelligence” and improved outcomes for the population of Wales.

My role requires co-ordinating Scan for Safety implementations across Wales’ different Health Boards and Trusts each of which is at different stages of the Scan for Safety “journey”. Successful implementation depends on the hard work and commitment of the S4S Business Partners, members of the S4S core team and especially key individuals within each Health Board and Trust.

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Name: Lora Jenkins

Job Title & Department: Scan for Safety Wales - PMO

About me: Before joining the Scan for safety programme, I worked within Value Based Healthcare at ABUHB as a project officer; engaging with many different types of stakeholders to identify how the Health board delivered services at the time, and whether everything it does contributes to the best outcomes and experiences for people. Prior to that I spent 7 years as department and accounts co-ordinator for a graphic design and print company.

My current position within S4S is to ensure effective links between the Core Continuous Development Team and the Logistics and Materials Management Business Partners across the NHS in Wales. I also undertake preparation of programme documentation, update programme plans and monitoring the delivery and key milestones, programme risks & issues.

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Analytics Team


David Jenkins

Name: David Jenkins

Job Title & Department: Scan for Safety Wales - Senior Supply Chain / Benefits Realisation Analyst

About me: I joined the team in February 2022 from an NHS Trust in England. I’ve spent the last 5 years in NHS supply chain and logistics roles.

My role is split into two parts, the first is supporting the project team to identify the benefits at each stage of the implementation. The second part is to investigate how the supply chain functions are operating in each department and work with the Logistics & Materials Management Business Partners to recommend improvements.

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Kayla Rossington

Name: Kayla Rossington.

Job Title & Department: Scan for Safety Wales – Assistant Supply Chain Manager.

About me: I worked as a Category Officer within the National Medical/Clinical Procurement Team for 8 Years. Focusing on contract management, customer service compliance, and the Implementation of Advise Inc’s Price Benchmarking Tool to support competitive pricing for NHS Wales. I have gained knowledge of contracts, category areas and have built a rapport with stakeholders across trusts within NHS Wales.

As Assistant Supply Chain Manager I am responsible for working with all Procurement Teams across NHS Wales to add stock items to catalogues in preparation to be scanned as part of the S4S Implementation. Whilst this sounds straight forward no 2 days are the same.

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Finlay Munro

Name: Finlay Munro

Job Title & Department: Scan for Safety Wales - Business Analyst

About me: I have been employed by NHS Wales Shared Services as a Business Analyst for 16 years. Prior to that I spent 10 years working in Local Government as an auditor/accountant. I maintain the NHSSC Souring Buyer catalogues and the monthly price file. I undertake benchmarking and am responsible for collating a monthly file of Top Opportunities. I also do ad hoc analyses. In my Scan for Safety role, I analyse stock data to enable items to be loaded onto catalogues. I have excellent excel skills and use these in my day-to-day work.

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Logistics Materials Management Business Partners Super Users and Implementation Support


Aneurin Bevan University Health Board


Name: Leanne Bale

Job Title & Department: Scan for Safety Wales - Logistics & Materials Management Business Partner (ABUHB)

About me: Before the Scan for safety programme, I worked within the Value Based Procurement team as a project officer. I have also previously had experience in Pharmacy and a similar role within IT. As part of the Scan for Safety programme, I started at the PMO/Development officer for the programme.

My current role within the programme is Logistics & Materials Management Business Partner for the Aneurin Bevan Health Board. This role takes the lead on the implementation of the Omnicell inventory management system, SupplyX within theatres and departments across the health board. With the ultimate aim of tracking product to patient; improving the health boards materials management but ultimately patient care and safety.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family, going to the gym, kickboxing and baking.

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Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board


Ian Jones

Name: Ian Jones

Job Title & Department: Scan for Safety Wales - Logistics & Materials Management Business Partner (BCUHB)

About me:  Joined NHS Wales in 1986 spending most of my career in procurement roles, keen interest in business systems and process improvement, for my sins I’m a season ticket holder at Everton and own a Wire Fox Terrier.

My role as BCUHB’s LMM Business Partner is to support the implementation of the Scan 4 Safety programme within the Health Board whilst managing their adoption of the Omnicell\Supply X Inventory Management System

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Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board & Welsh Blood Service


Tracey Chatfield

Name: Tracey Chatfield

Job Title & Department: Scan for Safety Wales - Logistics & Material Management Business Partner (Cwm Taf UHB)

About me: I have worked within the NHS since 2004 working within local A&E Departments, Stroke Rehabilitation wards and working with Renal Dialysis Patients throughout Wales on behalf of the Welsh Health Committee Network (WRCN) and Welsh Ambulance Service, and before this post within the Health Courier Service.

I support the Scan 4 Safety project in implementing Scan4Safety across Cwm Taf UHB and Welsh Blood Service.  I will also help to roll out the replacement of the current bar-coding system with Supply X which will modernise the current process and produce saving and efficiencies.  My role also provides an important link between the Health Board and Supply Chain.

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Name: Athanasios Patsiouras

Job Title & Department: Logistics & Materials Management Officer

About me: I joined the NWSSP in July 2023 having worked in supply chain roles across South Wales, such as theatre hires, precious metals and bio-pharmaceuticals.

My role Is to assist Business Partners in implementing Scan4Safety across CWM TAF UHB & Welsh Blood Service.
Working closely with both supply chain and clinical staff - I strive to improve current stockroom holding, leading to efficient stock taking and ordering.

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Cardiff & Vale University Health Board & Velindre University NHS Trust


Chris Elliott

Name: Chris Elliott

Job Title & Department: Scan for Safety Wales - Logistics & Material Management Business Partner (C&VUHB)

About Me: I joined the NHS in November 2021 from the Aviation industry. My role is to deliver Scan4Safety across the Cardiff & Vale health board however I’m heavily involved in updating the current ADC system to transfer over to Supply X and changing the supply route from Lakeside stores and Bridgend stores to the National Distribution Centre at IP5.

My role also provides a link between the health board, Lakeside Stores and NWSSP Building these relationships has been critical in improving the service we offer and modernising the service.



Name: Olivia Chatfield

Job Title & Department: Logistics & Materials Management Officer (C&VUHB)

About me: I joined the NHS in 2023 after graduating from the University of South Wales with a BSc in Business, alongside my studies I worked within the retail sector for over 5 years so stock management is something I am familiar with!

My role is to assist Chris with implementing Scan4Safety across Cardiff & Vale Health Board. I work closely with Clinicians, this includes regularly going into procedures, to further modernise and improve services

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Hywel Dda University Health Board


Rhian Powell

Name: Rhian Powell

Job Title & Department: Scan for Safety Wales - Logistics & Material Management Business Partner (Hywel Dda UHB)

About Me: Majority of my career has been in Supply Chain & Logistics starting in Manufacturing, after being made redundant I joined the NHS in 2010 Front Line Procurement where I stayed until my current role as part of the Materials & Logistics Scan4Safety team.

Main aim of my role is to implement Scan4Safety across Hywel Dda UHB.  This will include introduction of new barcoding ordering system which will streamline and modernise the current manual process.  This role will also provide a valuable link between the Health Board and Supply Chain creating savings & efficiencies opportunities.     



Name: Prem Sibley

Job Title & Department: Assistant Logistics & Materials Management Business Officer

About me: Before joining NWSSP in March of 2022 I was in university when COVID19 interrupted my studies, which is when I joined the NHS on a 6-month Kickstart programme based in the Receipt and Distribution Stores in Swansea Bay.  After the programme finished, I joined the team full time in a bank position; This is where I was first introduced to the Scan 4 Safety system and scanning items, the role involved visiting the wards weekly to order stock and medical supplies using the scanning technology.

In April 2023 I joined the Scan 4 Safety team working alongside Rhian Powell and the rest of the Business Partners helping implementing the rollout of Scan 4 Safety, scanning products to Patients and the process of Barcoding stock in Hywel Dda UHB.

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Swansea Bay University Health Board


Rhys Davies

Name: Rhys Davies

Job Title & Department: Scan for Safety Wales - Logistics & Material Management Business Partner (Swansea Bay UHB)

About me: After a number of years in the retail sector I joined the NHS 6 years ago as Customer Services Manager and later as Supply Chain Area Manager before my current role. My main aspiration is the improvement of stock management in clinical areas, linked to supply chain and warehousing.

I support the Scan 4 Safety project on behalf of the Swansea Bay theatre space while creating efficiencies and improvements within the health board’s materials management by introducing state of the art software solutions and best in class practices which create on-going savings and increased safety.

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Powys Teaching Health Board, Welsh Ambulance Service NHS Trust & Public Health Wales


Ashley Tomlinson

Name: Ashley Tomlinson

Job Title & Department: Logistics & Materials Management Business Partner POWYS & WAST

About me: After 18 years of working in retail I took voluntary redundancy and joined the NHS in 2015. I have worked on the Supply X and now S4S project for the last 3 years implementing the project across North Wales.

In my role now as a Business Partner I am responsible for implementing S4S/Supply X in WAST & POWYS. This is a project that is designed to improve patient safety. By using the Omnicell operating system this will allow for users to order and track products that can be used within a theatre environment.  I find this project very rewarding, and I feel it will bring some real benefits to patient safety and improve the working practises within NHS Wales. I am looking forward to growing this project across POWYS & WAST and working with the teams in these areas to make a real difference for them and their patients.

As well as the above I am a very active dad to 2 boys, and when they are not running rings around me I like to take part in Triathlons. I am an active member within the local club and am also a qualified Triathlon coach.


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