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Small Changes, Big Differences

Involving nursing staff in the procurement of clinical supplies.

small changes big differences image The Royal College of Nursing (RCN), NHS Supply Chain and the Clinical Procurement Specialist Network (CPSN), have joined forces to help nursing staff to use their unparalleled knowledge and experience to have a say in how their trust purchases and utilises key clinical supplies. The small changes, big differences campaign has been developed to help drive savings and promote patient safety with product quality and patient care being key factors. The aim is to harness the knowledge and expertise that exists in the NHS and to provide simple, interactive tool that can help to drive long lasting change and share best practice.

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Calling all nurses - help us to protect services and the front line by taking a lead on getting the best value from our clinical supplies.Mandie Sunderland, Chief Nurse Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
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Everyone knows about the financial pressures on the NHS. This is an opportunity for nursing staff to help identify savings as well as finding the products that are best and safest for patients.Janet Davies, Director of Nursing and Service Delivery Royal College of Nursing

About The Organisations Involved

NHS Supply Chain

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Royal College of Nursing

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) is the voice of nursing across the UK and is the largest professional union of nursing staff in the world, with over 420,000 members. The RCN represents the interests of nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants, and those of their patients on a wide range of issues. RCN help shape healthcare policy and promote excellence in practice. RCN support the professional development and education of their members, and they defend nursing values, interests and the terms and conditions of employment of nursing staff.

Clinical Procurement Specialist Network

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