Clinical Procurement Specialist Advice
The inclusion of a Clinical Specialist Nurse within our team ensures that we can maximise the standardisation of appropriate products in line with clinical guidelines and ensures optimum local clinical engagement, risk reduction and safety for patients and staff.
COCH Commercial Procurement Services are constantly scanning the marketplace for innovative products that may reduce costs, patient stays or improve patient care.
The innovative approaches taken by the Countess of Chester Procurement Services Team complement this ethos enabling the realisation of quick win opportunities. The success of the team in this particular area has created a culture locally whereby end users bring ideas to the team on a regular basis.
Our Clinical Procurement Service is led by Jim Kennett. Jim has over 30 years post registration NHS clinical experience as a Registered General Nurse with eleven of these years spent as a Senior Operating Theatre Nurse with a particular interest in orthopaedics. As a former nurse Team Leader, Jim has a proven track record in liaising with clinicians to resolve day to day issues ensuring patient care is performed as safely and efficiently as possible.
Jim is currently Chair of the Clinical Procurement Specialist Network. This network is a body of 140+ like-minded individuals employed across all sectors of the NHS who share topical information professionally via email and a dedicated DoH web portal, as well as meeting quarterly. Access to this intelligence proves invaluable in aiding COCH Commercial Procurement Services to advise clinicians and the procurement team accordingly.