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Rationalising examination glove use to improve patient care and reduce costs

Sue Lamont, RGN.Clinical Procurement and Risk Management Co-ordinator for Surgical Services, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS TrustWhen three acute trusts in Leicester merged into one organisation in 2000 - the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust - it soon became clear that each hospital was using different products for the same purpose and, on occasion, paying different prices for exactly the same product.

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