A review of current inventory management systems and processes within Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust (RCHT) highlighted a number of areas for improvement. 19 preparation rooms and 36 store rooms were in scope for the review, which involved analysing stock levels, stock lines and efficient storage implementation. Inventory management improvements using GS1 barcoding standards were needed […]
A&E Charge Nurse Anthony Smith takes us on a ‘before and after’ refurbishment tour of the Emergency department store room at RCH. A fast, efficient transformation of this space has solved problems of stock control and has released time back to direct patient care for nursing staff.
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust have made improvements to supply chain efficiency and patient safety with the support of Cardinal Health’s Inventory Management Solutions. This is aligned with the aims of the national Scan4Safety programme. The benefits have been gained by using Radio Frequency Identification Technology (RFID) to management stock.