Our Clinical Nurse Advisors can help to improve the link between procurement and clinicians, identifying savings through sharing best practice and by supporting product choices.

There is more pressure than ever for trusts to generate savings, but ‘making savings’ is the product of a process that involves standardisation, reducing risk and improving patient safety. Therefore to make savings possible, it requires real partnership between procurement teams and clinicians.

Our Clinical Nurse Advisors can help facilitate this partnership and support you through all of the steps on your road to generating savings by understanding and empathising with clinical needs and ensuring product usability and clinical suitability are some of the first considerations.

With their wealth of experience, our Clinical Nurse Advisors can also assist and support on a variety of projects including standardisation, rationalisation, clinical evaluations and switching opportunities to obtain a trust approved product for the most effective cost value. They help empower clinicians to make choices which contribute to delivering savings to their trust, using their experience of delivering patient care to enhance procurement knowledge and support patient focus.


Meet our Clinical Nurse Advisors

Elena Slater
Clinical Nurse Advisor, West Midlands and South West

Elena commenced her first role within a very busy accident and emergency ward in Charing Cross Hospital, introducing her to many different specialities within nursing before moving into critical care and surgical HDU, a specialist trauma and neurological centre. Whilst in this post Elena undertook critical care and mentorship courses and obtained a Bsc Hons in Enhancing Professional Practice with Critical Care Nursing from the University of West London.

She then went on to work within critical care for more than five years (working from Staff Nurse to Sister) before moving to community nursing, working for a hospital at home service completing nursing tasks within the patient’s own home, before finally joining NHS Supply Chain in October 2014.

Tel: 07764 976709
Email: elena.slater@supplychain.nhs.uk

Katriona Graham
Clinical Nurse Advisor, Central (Midlands)

Katriona qualified in 1990 and has gained both clinical and commercial experience, commencing in cardiology and cardiac surgery in Leicester. Within cardiac nursing she progressed from staff nurse to ward sister and manager to Practice Development Nurse finally specialising in Tissue Viability, where she worked closely with multidisciplinary teams and procurement. Katriona achieved specialist qualifications in cardiothoracic nursing, training and education in clinical practice and tissue viability as well as modules in psychology with the OU.

Katriona then moved into the skin and wound care commercial sector in 2006 where she held national responsibility for skin integrity and gained experience of the intravenous therapy, venous leg ulcer, pressure ulcer, skin tear, acute wound & paediatric wound care markets in both Clinical Specialist and Advisor roles. Katriona has worked closely with sales and marketing divisions, created and delivered educational sessions and tools for clinical staff, and supported medical device training within clinical areas. Katriona joined NHS Supply Chain in 2016.

Tel: 07702 826344
Email: katriona.graham@supplychain.nhs.uk

Marian Robinson
Clinical Nurse Advisor, London & Essex

Marian Qualified in 1996 and has worked in a wide variety of NHS, Industrial and commercial settings, including Accident & Emergency, Paediatrics, Occupational Health and Enteral Nutrition. Whilst living in Dubai she also worked in an international school.

Further qualifications in speciality were gained in Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing, as well as neonatal advanced life support in 2012. Marian has worked in two leading Neonatal units in Kent and London caring for sick and preterm infants. She also has a keen interest and wide teaching experience in ventilation and nutrition in particular.
Marian has worked in the commercial sector as a nurse advisor in Enteral Nutrition. This involved teaching and training patients, carers and healthcare professionals, as well as providing clinical care. Marian joined NHS Supply Chain in May 2017 as Clinical Nurse Advisor.

Tel: 07702 827513
Email: marian.robinson@supplychain.nhs.uk

Amanda Stevens
Clinical Nurse Advisor, London

Amanda qualified in 2005 as a Registered General Nurse. She has enjoyed a varied career with nursing experience in public and private settings such as, Surgical, Accident and Emergency, Paediatrics, Home Care Nursing and Tele-health nursing as well as repatriation. Over the following years she attained various qualifications, including Intermediate and Paediatric Life Support, Mentorship, post graduate in Child Nursing at the University of Surrey and a training and assessor qualification.

She has enjoyed many challenges in her career including adventures on the open sea as a Nursing officer for P+O cruise lines, providing private medical care for situations from jelly fish stings to cardiac arrests. Amanda has also worked and lived in Australia utilising her teaching skills, by training and assessing parents, carers and other medical professionals, who were caring for children with complex care needs at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria.

Most recently she was providing health advice to travellers, public health information and liaised with the American Military, to provide emergency medical care and repatriation from countries internationally. Amanda joined NHS Supply chain in May 2017 as a Clinical Nurse Advisor.

Tel: 07922581427
Email: amanda.stevens@supplychain.nhs.uk

Julia Laraman
Clinical Nurse Advisor, Yorkshire

Julia qualified as a registered general nurse in 1991 and gained a wide range of experience in medicine and also coronary care. She also worked in New Zealand for a year on an acute cardiac care unit.

Julia has worked in the commercial sector for many years as a clinical nurse specialist for a medical consumables company, and more recently as a clinical nurse trainer and medication safety specialist for a medical device company.

Julia project managed numerous infusion device and I.V. disposable evaluations and also implementations, many with dose error reduction software. In a consultancy role Julia liaised with a wide range of clinical areas; ITU, general wards areas, obstetrics, neo-natal units and also paediatrics to facilitate the implementation of dose error reduction software on their infusion devices. She also managed trust wide infusion device and IV disposable implementations from a training perspective

Tel: 07927569175
Email: julia.laraman@supplychain.nhs.uk

Emma Nuttall
Clinical Nurse Advisor, North East

Emma has 19 years nursing experience within the hospital acute sector. This has been centred in all aspects of theatre nursing but predominantly in anaesthetics and recovery for a wide variety of surgical specialities and procedures. She has also spent periods of time working in Accident and Emergency and Intensive care.

She has worked most recently in the NHS at a senior level in a busy operating complex where she was departmental lead achieving departmental management skills including budget, procurement and clinical trial process experience where she worked closely with suppliers, procurement staff, nursing teams and clinicians at all levels to engage and facilitate change and drive efficiencies while maintaining quality and safety.
She has additional qualifications in anaesthetic nursing, mentorship, leadership and health and safety.
In the last year she worked briefly outside the NHS undertaking target led assessments prior to joining NHSSC in Sept 2016.

Tel: 07850 097862
Email: emma.nuttall@supplychain.nhs.uk

Lynne Bibby
Clinical Nurse Advisor, North West

Lynne has worked for 26 years in the NHS with nursing experience gained in a wide variety of settings including Paediatrics and Neurology and went on to work at a large Teaching Hospital in Adult Intensive Care for 15 years. Further qualifications were gained in Neurosciences and Specialist Nursing Practice in ITU/CCU Nursing. Lynne left the NHS in 2007 to work in the commercial sector as Clinical Nurse Trainer with a focus on Skin Antisepsis and Infection Prevention, Infusion Pump Training in Palliative Care and IV Infusion disposable products as well as Syringes and Needles.

She was involved in project management and in the launch of new products to market. This involved coordination of product evaluations and providing education and training to all disciplines of staff across many therapy areas including Surgeons and Anaesthetists. Lynne joined NHS Supply Chain in May 2016 as Clinical Nurse Advisor .

Tel: 07702 827627
Email: lynne.bibby@supplychain.nhs.uk

Michelle Knowles
Clinical Nurse Advisor, North

Michelle has a wide range of nursing experience; beginning her nursing career in acute surgical care, before pursuing a career in medical products as a nurse advisor, working in therapy areas such as bladder/bowel care, IV therapy, wound care and weight management.

Michelle then moved into community nursing, where she worked as a specialist in bladder and bowel care. Following this she spent two years in Australia, where she continued to work within a urology/bladder and bowel specialism in an acute setting. Following her return to the UK, Michelle worked independently as a rehabilitation case manager before joining NHS Supply Chain in 2015.

Tel: 07540 180294
Email: michelle.knowles@supplychain.nhs.uk

Alison White
Clinical Nurse Advisor, South East

Alison has over 20 years of clinical experience, beginning with her first role working in a busy stroke unit in Eastbourne, East Sussex. Here specialist care was provided alongside a large multi-disciplinary team where Alison became familiar with complex rehabilitation therapies.

Alison then furthered her career by commencing a Staff Nurse post in the critical care unit at Eastbourne DGH. Over the following years she attained various qualifications, including Advanced Life Support, Mentorship and a BSc hons in Critical Care nursing from Brighton University. During her 10 years in post Alison progressed from staff nurse to junior sister, managing staff and stock, liaising with anaesthetists and various other healthcare professionals as part of the day to day running of the unit. Alison joined NHS Supply Chain in 2015.

Tel: 07540 127473
Email: alison.white@supplychain.nhs.uk

Carrie Gosland
Clinical Nurse Advisor, South West

Carrie qualified in 1993 and spent several years gaining general and medical surgical ward experience before being promoted to a junior sister role in cardiology and general medicine. Carrie went on to spend two years in a sales role for pressure area management before a spell in the pharmacy world working for PPI therapy.

She then returned to the clinical environment, working nationally on a mobile angiography unit before being asked to assist in commissioning and managing an MPS unit (the only mobile unit of its kind in Europe). Having then travelled the country working with the NHS on waiting list initiatives, Carrie took a commercial clinical role within the medical device industry working with vascular access devices before joining NHS Supply Chain in 2015.

Tel: 07808 734959
Email: carrie.gosland@supplychain.nhs.uk

Steve Woods
Clinical Nurse Advisor, South

Steve has 40 years' experience in change management and facilitation in the NHS. Clinically he has worked in a variety of settings predominately Critical Care and site management with post basic qualifications in Critical Care and Teaching. He has co-managed projects for level 2 and 3 service commissioning with the emphasis on the storage and administration of medical equipment and consumables and therein cost effective supply chain management. Within the medical industry he has worked in Business development and training roles specialising in Parenteral therapies and Pain management.

Tel: 01773 724084
Email: steve.woods@supplychain.nhs.uk

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