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Value–Based Procurement Community of Practice (VBP CoP)

The Value-Based Procurement Community of Practice (VBP CoP) brings together procurement organizations, procurers, the Medical Technology industry and their leadership and engages with health authorities and other stakeholders with a common interest in value-based procurement. The 3 founding members are:

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For more information on the VBP CoP, please contact Hans Bax.


The objective of the VBP CoP is to foster a change in practice and implement value-based procurement both in the public and private healthcare sectors. This will bring the most economically advantageous solution into healthcare, taking into account the value offered to patients, to the care givers, the providers and potentially, to society. The VBP CoP description is available here.

VBP CoP activities

The VBP CoP is driven by its members and assisted by supporting and knowledge partners. The CoP focuses on 5 key activities: Engage & Outreach, Educate, Collaborate, Derive Learnings and Continuously Enhance its Toolkit.


Value–Based Procurement is a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to partner for patient-centric, higher quality and more sustainable health care. Value–Based Procurement addresses key challenges in the provider/supplier relationship, leading to economic most advantageous purchasing by awarding the specific needs and what citizens, health systems, health actors and society value.

More information on the VBP CoP and the documents developed by the CoP are available in the resource library here.

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4th European Value-Based Procurement Conference

The fourth edition of the European Value-Based Procurement Conference “Working together on sustainable health systems; focus on people, prosperity and planet” took place on 15 December 2022 from 9am to 5pm CET. 

​Organised by the Value-Based Procurement Community of Practice and supported by EHPPAEUREGHABCG and MedTech Europe, the event was attended by 120 participants.

​This year event aimed at bringing forward how to accelerate a breakthrough of health systems transformation and increase sustainability by applying a value-based procurement approach. Speakers, representing healthcare providers as well as medtech industry, shared their views on the importance of incorporating ‘value’ in decision-making. Throughout the conference practical case examples from across Europe, and beyond, were presented to show the way forward.  

 This event is supported by:

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VBP Roundtable
Supporting partners


The final agenda for the conference is available here.


It takes 5 to tango - From competition to cooperation in health care - Verena Voelter - CEO and Founder – 5P Health Care Solutions

Re-imagining value from within - How for medtech suppliers to succeed in partnering with health systems - Hamish Laing - Professor Swansea University, Director Value-Based Health & Care Academy

Transforming the public hospital’s procurement function – Introducing new procurement levers
based on Value and TCO (PHARE program) - Sophie Carlier - Complex and Innovation Procurement Manager, General Directorate of the Health Offering (DGOS) – French Ministry of Health and Prevention

A case study on the methodology for the evaluation of the carbon footprint reduction in the Intensive - Care Unit - Richard Charter - Vice-president Medtech Market Access, Alira Health and Forbes McGain - Anaesthetist and intensive care physician, Western Health Hospital, Melbourne

Value Based Procurement NT-proBNP pilot - The collective journey to Date - Denise Lowry - Head of VBHC, Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

The patient priority - roadmap for health care transformation - Jennifer Clawson - Author and Director Value-Based Health Systems, Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

Patient advocacy to drive better healthcare and improve quality of life - Declan Noone - President European Haemophilia Consortium (EHC)

Partnerships to improve the efficiency and quality of healthcare in European regions - Giovanni Gorgoni - President European Regional and Local Health Authorities, CEO AReSS Puglia

Outcomes-based experiences; lessons learned and future developments - Guido Beccagutti - Value Strategy Director - Enterprise Account Western Europe, Medtronic

Implementing and executing Value Based Procurement - The Catalonia healthcare system journey towards the adoption of value-based contracts and the case of ADELE at the Bellvitge University Hospital to transform the care of patients with arrhythmias - Rossana Alessandrello - Value Based Procurement Director, AQuAS Catalunya and Ignasi Anguera - Director of the Arrhythmias and Electrophysiology Unit of the Cardiology Department, Hospital Bellvitge

Implementing and executing Value Based Procurement - The total cost of care focus as a major VBP building block - Veronique Bertrand - Directrice Générale Adjointe, UniHA cooperative des acheteurs hospitaliers

Implementing and executing Value Based Procurement - Collaborative Project to Reduce Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTIs) - Lauren Field - Senior Category Manager, NHS Supply Chain and Sian Fumarola - Head of Clinical Procurement, NHS – the Royal Wolverhampton

The VBP Community of Practice and Closing remarks - Hans Bax - Value Based Procurement Community of Practice


The recordings of the conference are available to those who attended the event.


The post-conference report is available here.

Reading material


The VBP conference is financed by the registrations fees generated by the event and, if needed, bythe financial contributions of the VBP CoP contributors and MedTech Europe.

The VBP Conference is made possible thanks to the supporting partners, who endorse the programme and advocate the event within their national, European and international networks.

The Value-Based Procurement Community of Practice would like to thank all partners, speakers, participants and contributors and welcomes all additional in-kind support for the conference.


Contact - Registration and Accommodation

Bram de Smit

+32 (0)52 65 00 34


Contact - Conference Agenda

Hans Bax

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