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The wound dressing supply chain within England's National Health Service: unravelling the context for users

The wound dressing supply chain within England's National Health Service: unravelling the context for users
The wound dressing supply chain within England's National Health Service: unravelling the context for users
Aim: to explore the representation of user needs (nurses and patients, both individuals and groups) at the industrial (wound dressing manufacture) and National Health Service interface.

Main issues: the wound dressing supply chain is outlined, tracking organizational changes. The methods that are used to transfer user information between industries that produce dressings and those using the products are reviewed in terms of their ability to communicate what users need from dressings. Organizational policies and systems are outlined, with the focus on their role in facilitating the communication of user needs.

Conclusion: methods for generating user information that can directly inform dressing design are needed together with interactive communication routes within the supply chain, specifically between users, manufacturers, purchasers and suppliers. This will facilitate dual benefits for nursing management through improvements in purchasing decisions and nurses’ management of wound care
0966-0429
51-61
Browne, N.
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Grocott, P.
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Cowley, S.
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Browne, N.
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Browne, N., Grocott, P. and Cowley, S. (2004) The wound dressing supply chain within England's National Health Service: unravelling the context for users. Journal of Nursing Management, 12 (1), 51-61. (doi:10.1046/j.1365-2834.2003.00436.x). (PMID:15101456)

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Abstract

Aim: to explore the representation of user needs (nurses and patients, both individuals and groups) at the industrial (wound dressing manufacture) and National Health Service interface.

Main issues: the wound dressing supply chain is outlined, tracking organizational changes. The methods that are used to transfer user information between industries that produce dressings and those using the products are reviewed in terms of their ability to communicate what users need from dressings. Organizational policies and systems are outlined, with the focus on their role in facilitating the communication of user needs.

Conclusion: methods for generating user information that can directly inform dressing design are needed together with interactive communication routes within the supply chain, specifically between users, manufacturers, purchasers and suppliers. This will facilitate dual benefits for nursing management through improvements in purchasing decisions and nurses’ management of wound care

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Published date: January 2004
Organisations: Faculty of Health Sciences

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Local EPrints ID: 376770
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/376770
ISSN: 0966-0429
PURE UUID: b1801d56-1b75-4bdb-9efa-7ee57999036b
ORCID for N. Browne: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-4158-7894

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Date deposited: 18 May 2015 08:06
Last modified: 19 Nov 2019 01:33

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