An exploration of NHS clinical staff perceptions of changes to clinical products and their procurement
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An exploration of NHS clinical staff perceptions of changes to clinical products and their procurement

Clare Donohoe Clinical procurement specialist nurse, Partners Procurement Service, Whittington Health NHS Trust, London, England

The NHS in England is working to reduce variation and waste in the use of clinical products, which requires collaboration between those directly involved in procurement and clinical staff. The procurement process is becoming centralised and standardised, and the involvement of, and consultation with, clinical staff is vital to avoid compromising patient care and safety.

This article reports the results of a survey of clinical staff and clinical procurement specialist nurses undertaken as part of a master’s degree. Its aim was to capture staff experiences and perceptions of changes to clinical products.

Nursing Management. doi: 10.7748/nm.2019.e1746

Citation

Donohoe C (2019) An exploration of NHS clinical staff perceptions of changes to clinical products and their procurement. Nursing Management. doi: 10.7748/nm.2019.e1746

Peer review

This article has been subject to external double-blind peer review and has been checked for plagiarism using automated software

Correspondence

clare.donohoe@nhs.net

Conflict of interest

None declared

Published online: 09 January 2019

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