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

Katriona Graham
Clinical Nurse Advisor, Central

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 826 344
Email: katriona.graham@supplychain.nhs.uk

Leanne Wareing
Clinical Nurse Advisor, Central

Leanne Qualified in 2003 and spent her first 6 years within a busy General Critical Care department where she gained experience in many different specialities. Whilst in this post Leanne undertook critical care and mentorship courses and obtained a BSc Hons in Nursing Studies and progressed from staff nurse to junior sister. An interest in cardiothoracic surgery gave Leanne the drive to seek a career move and she was successful in securing a senior training position within a large teaching hospital as a Trainee Cardiothoracic Surgical Care practitioner, which extended her scope of practice to work as a member of a cardiothoracic surgical team.

On qualifying she gained a certificate from the Royal College of Surgeons and spent 8 years within this role. Leanne then more recently extended her role to gain valuable management and leadership skills within a newly founded scheduling team where she co-managed the cardiothoracic pathway for all elective and In House Urgent patients regionally before joining NHS Supply Chain in 2016.

Tel: 07702 830 787
Email: leanne.wareing@supplychain.nhs.uk

Rebecca Wright
Clinical Nurse Advisor, Central

Since qualifying in 2005 Becky has had experience within a variety of clinical settings. Originally working for five years within a busy trauma centre, she then went on to work within the community and specialise in palliative care. Throughout this time experience and qualifications were gained in wound care, pain and symptom management and advanced communication skills. Prior to joining us in November 2017 as a clinical nurse advisor Becky was working as a clinical site manager for a Foundation Trust, providing clinical support throughout the hospital, as well as supporting the adherence to national targets for A&E and organising emergency admission.

Tel: 07850 098 806
Email: becky.wright@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 180 294
Email: michelle.knowles@supplychain.nhs.uk

Emma Nuttall
Clinical Nurse Advisor, North

Emma has 20 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 097 862
Email: emma.nuttall@supplychain.nhs.uk

Alison White
Clinical Nurse Advisor, South

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 127 473
Email: alison.white@supplychain.nhs.uk

Carrie Gosland
Clinical Nurse Advisor, South

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 734 959
Email: carrie.gosland@supplychain.nhs.uk

Sara Smith
Clinical Nurse Advisor, South

Had a variety of nurse jobs across different clinical areas - I qualified in 2012, spent 2 years working on a Gastroenterology ward before taking a sabbatical to work on a Water aid project in Tanzania teaching at a local clinic- issues around infection/hand hygiene, Then returned to practice, working on the Emergency Assessment Unit. Managing patients admissions across medical/surgical and care of the elderly units. Took additional work at a private clinical as a travel health nurse, delivering vaccinations and occupational health advice for 2 years before moving onto SCCL after taking a keen interest in clinical evaluation of products.

Tel: 07511 701 223
Email: sara.smith@supplychain.nhs.uk

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