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Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

About us

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the largest acute providers in the country with over 16,000 staff, a £1.1 billion budget and seeing around 1.5 million patients year.

We provide a wide range of tertiary services to the Yorkshire and Humber region and beyond. These include cardiac surgery, neurosurgery, organ transplantation, cancer services, children’s services and major trauma. In early 2016 the Trust was designated the national hand transplant lead centre, having pioneered this service in the UK.

Services are delivered across seven sites – St James’s University Hospital, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds Children’s Hospital, Leeds Dental Institute, Chapel Allerton Hospital, Seacroft Hospital and Wharfedale Hospital.

All Trust staff worked together to develop The Leeds Way – values which define the Trust’s way of working as Accountable, Collaborative, Empowered, Fair and Patient-centred.

The Trust is a leading centre of research and innovation and helped pioneer e-procurement in the NHS. We are one of the 32 Lord Carter Trusts, and we are one of five trusts nationally working with NHS Improvement and the Virginia Mason Institute , using lean methodology to develop what we call the Leeds Improvement Method.

What we’ve been doing
  • Patient identification – phased introduction of GS1 wristbands in some areas of our hospitals
  • Location numbering – All Trust locations have GLNs in place – there are 25,772 in total.
  • Catalogue management – Systems in place, and processes reviewed
  • Product recall – Current product recall process processes mapped
  • Purchase to pay – Review of P2P processes complete. New processes being developed. Investigating options for e-invoicing
  • Inventory management – Technical solutions reviewed and plan in place to manage inventory
Our Next Steps
  • Ensuring all areas of our hospitals use GS1 compliant wristbands
  • Rolling out new version of PowerGate inventory management system
  • Physically label all GLN spaces
Contact us

lthScan4Safety@nhs.net