Understanding Wound Care Procurement

  • Research type

    Research Study

  • Full title

    Understanding Wound Care Procurement across Community and Primary Care Services in Greater Manchester



  • Contact name

    Trish Gray

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  • Sponsor organisation

    The University of Manchester

  • Duration of Study in the UK

    0 years, 4 months, 1 days

  • Research summary

    This project has been designed to gain a greater understanding of the factors that procurement personnel use when purchasing wound care products. Data will be collected via a 2-hour focus group meeting with procurement personnel who are regularly involved in wound care product purchasing processes at a community service or Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) level across Greater Manchester. Whilst this is a standalone project, we will consider these data alongside focus group data collected from health care professionals (HCPs) during a parallel study (NIHR CSP ref 174691) and dispensing data collected from ePACT (an application which allows users at primary care organisations and NHS Trusts to electronically access prescription data). We aim to present an overview of the wound care products and what drives the procurement processes to four community NHS foundation trusts, who have partnered with CLAHRC GM to deliver this work:
    • Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT)
    • Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust (Pennine Care)
    • Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust (SRFT)
    • University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust (UHSM)

    We would hope to recruit 10 participants but would invite 12 to allow for non- response/withdrawal. We will approach contacts that we have previously identified as having key roles in the procurement of wound care products. Within the group there will be a combination of the clinical and non-clinical personnel involved in wound care procurement processes.

    Ultimately we hope to gain insight and understanding into factors that influence prescribing and procurement choices for wound care in local community and primary care services. This information will then support the planning of service development, product procurement initiatives and future research in this area.

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