Journal articlesDriving efficiencies in wound care expenditure through service redesign utilising an online non-prescription ordering service

Driving efficiencies in wound care expenditure through service redesign utilising an online non-prescription ordering service

28/09/15 | Service delivery, Wellbeing and concordance | Jackie Griffin

Evidence-based practice ensures that resources are allocated to treatments that offer the best clinical outcomes. Specialist Nurses have been successful in improving the patient experience by leading clinical practice and offering enhanced services, often within the home environment. The Welsh government is demanding prudent healthcare spending: only what is needed to get the desired outcomes. This article reviews the Powys Health Board’s management of wound care products across their community services, exploring how working collaboratively with industry they were able to demonstrate improved access to products for nurses and patients, effective cost management, and compliance to formulary.