Friday 1 November 2013

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust sells own brand moisturising cream

In 2012, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust launched its own moisturising cream under the brand My Trusty Little Sunflower Cream®. It is based on a formula developed at Salisbury District Hospital over twenty years ago.

Developed with the assistance of clinical scientists and the hospital pharmacy department, it proved popular with patients, many of whom requested that it be made available to buy after they’d been discharged. The cream was originally used to help with post-operative skin care in burns and plastic surgery.

In what was the first venture of its kind within the NHS, the Trust decided to market the cream to help raise additional funds to further improve patient care. The original formula has been adapted for the 21st Century, and is available in both unscented and lavender. 100% of the profits generated from sales, are re-invested into patient care.

The  cream, which contains 5% pure sunflower oil, is rich in essential fatty acids, free from perfume, lanolin, colour, and parabens, and is not tested on animals. It helps replace essential fatty acids, and improves the texture of skin. The scented version contains pure lavender essential oils.

The original cream, still manufactured at the hospital pharmacy, is available for purchase at Salisbury District Hospital.

My Trusty Little Sunflower Cream® is also available from the hospital, or can be purchased on-line from the website

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