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Customer Newsletter – April 2024

Welcome to our bi-monthly customer newsletter, bringing together our latest news and updates in an easy to read format. We would welcome your feedback on this new layout and any topics you would like us to include in future editions. You can do this by contacting:

Innovative Medical Device by APOS®, Clinically Proven to Reduce Knee Pain

Available to order through NHS Supply Chain – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommended and supported by the MedTech Funding Mandate (MTFM).

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Online Catalogue Images Update

We have reached a significant milestone in updating missing images on our online catalogue.

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Aseptic Hand Hygiene Solution Reducing Single Use Plastic

VBP pilot demonstrates benefits for patients and improves productivity in endoscopy at Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust.

Free PPE Stock-Out Update

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Transition

The Department of Health and Social Care’s scheme to provide free COVID-19 PPE to health and care providers ended on 31 March 2024.

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Buying Guides: Renal Replacement Therapies

View our guide which provides an overview of how we can support you with your Renal Replacement Therapies purchasing requirements.

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Buying Guides: Pathology Managed Services

Read our guide which provides an overview of how we can support you with your Pathology Managed Services purchasing requirements.

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Day in the Life of Tanya Smith

We caught up with Tanya Smith, Clinical Engagement and Implementation Manager, to find out more about her role.

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Maya Aquino-Guerrero Wins Silver Award

Maya Aquino-Guerrero, Clinical Specialist Lead for NHS Supply Chain, was nominated for Vascular Access Nurse of the Year.

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Michelle Johnson: First 100 Days

Our National Clinical Executive Director, Michelle Johnson, looks back at her first 100 days at NHS Supply Chain.

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An Update on the Red Sea Delays

We are closely monitoring the significant disruption to global container ship traffic passing through the Red Sea.

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Customer Voice in Category Strategy Programme

We’re recruiting for our new Customer Category Strategy Advisory Panels to help us design and develop the right procurement strategies through proactive engagement with NHS trusts.

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Find details of all of our customer panels and working groups including the key dates of these meetings.

Clinical Alternative Products Support

The outputs from the weekly Clinical Alternatives Products Support Call are detailed on this page.

Register to Join Our Customer Panels

If you would like to be an attendee at one of our key panels or working groups, please complete this form.

Our Customer Webinar

We are in the process of redesigning our Customer Webinar to ensure it provides you and your colleagues with the critical information you require on key projects as we embark on a major transformation program.

Bank Holiday Deliveries

Keep up to date with our order and delivery dates for stocked and Blue Diamond products via our online catalogue over the upcoming Bank Holidays.