Making the voice of clinical staff count in procurement
Rose Gallagher RCN professional lead, Infection prevention and control
The RCN Small Changes Big Differences campaign is having an effect because it focuses on quality not cost
Procurement of equipment and consumables for the NHS in England is complex, and has historically centred on cost. However, the scale of NHS procurement, estimated at more than £4.5 billion a year in clinical supplies and services, offers untapped opportunities for change.
Nursing Management. 25, 1, 19-19. doi: 10.7748/nm.25.1.19.s21