Think, consider, go in the NHS

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Linney Group is supporting the production and fulfilment of a new system into the English NHS, aimed at helping nursing teams achieve efficiencies and savings, enabling them to focus on the delivery of frontline patient care.

The traffic light support system based on a popular, but not sustainable approach by trusts, to add stickers with prices onto stock room shelves – raising awareness of the cost of clinical supplies they use.

Needing to develop an easier to manage system, that wouldn’t add to their everyday workload, prices were replaced with colours, creating a system of simple red  (think), amber (consider) and green (go) stickers.

NHS Supply Chain needed to ensure the printed materials met strict infection control standards and the materials could be order by and delivered to any English NHS trust.

A successful in-trust pilot was undertaken, where NHS Supply Chain tested and trailed the stickers and posters we produced to ensure they were fit for purpose, before mass production.

Having also supported its official launch at the ‘small changes, big differences’  campaign event in London on 24 March, held by the Royal College of Nursing, NHS Supply Chain and the Clinical Procurement Specialist Network, we are now managing and fulfilling the National roll-out via an online order ordering system. www.supplychain.nhs.uk/trafficlights