Clinical items are now included in SCFT’s Warp It re-use network
16 July 2019
By Hayley Carmichael
Don’t throw away clinical items that have a new lease of life elsewhere, use the Warp It reuse network to offer them to someone else to use instead; reduce waste, save money and reduce impact on the environment.
What is Warp It again?
The re-use network Warp It at SCFT is a clever online system that allows staff to share, or claim items that might otherwise go to waste. It supports a reuse/reduce culture around waste, that will save us money, cut our carbon footprint and help us to feel good about doing the right thing.
We launched initially with small items such as stationery, laptop bags etc. We are delighted that we can now extend what can be put on Warp It to include unused clinical consumables such as dressing packs and continence products.
Our infection control & waste services teams monitor and authorise the items added, to ensure that we protect our patients and use the system safely.
A little check list before adding clinical items
Just check the item meets the criteria below before you upload:
(1) The item has not entered a patient’s home
(2) The item is within its original packaging
(3) The item has not passed its expiry date
(4) The item is not classified as a medical device
(5) The item is in its original or as new condition
If you meet all these then upload and get that unwanted item a new home!
Have you over-ordered?
If you have too much of one item in your store cupboard, then add the surplus to Warp It and save it going to waste, and save another Team the expense of buying something we already own as a Trust.
And if you have spares or duplicates of things like laptop bags, footstools or other items, we can even consider some furniture, then you can add them to Warp It and see if someone else wants them.
It’s a great way to reduce waste, and of course if you need something you could have a look for it on Warp It too and maybe save yourself some money.
How to register with Warp It (it’s free!)
Visit our homepage here: www.warp-it.co.uk/sussexcommunity
Make sure you book mark it. Hit the big green button which says ‘register’ now. Once you register you will receive further instructions. You can browse items on Warp It by hitting search button.
Learn how to add an item here
Learn how to claim an item here