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Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust

About us

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of clinical care, which includes general acute and emergency services, to approximately 240,000 people in Wiltshire, Dorset and Hampshire. Specialist services, such as burns, plastic surgery, cleft lip and palate, genetics and rehabilitation, extend to a much wider population of more than three million people.

The Duke of Cornwall Spinal Treatment Centre at Salisbury District Hospital covers most of southern England with a population of approximately 11 million people. A single site Trust, part of the 32 Lord Carter Trusts, we have a track record as a successful collaborator and early adopter. Our vision is to provide an outstanding experience for every patient. In order to achieve this we are committed to continuous improvement. The implementation of this programme not only supports the vision of our Trust, of putting the patient at the heart of everything we do, but delivers significant financial and efficiency benefit. There is a real appetite for this change, and we firmly believe that it is right for our patients and our staff.

What we’ve been doing
  • Patient identification – Scanning enabled on on in-house Patient Observation and Blood Tracking systems so that patient wristband is scanned to automatically bring up right patient record.
  • Location numbering – Intranet property register in place (MICAD), 4,435 GLNs allocated and 44% of locations across hospital physically barcode labelled.
  • Catalogue management – Catalogue cleansed and new catalogue management process live.
  • Product recall – New Product Recall Process SOP agreed and being rolled out.
  • Purchase-to-pay – New P2P policies agreed and being implemented. No PO No Pay process now in place. PEPPOL testing with ready suppliers now starting.
  • Inventory management – New Inventory Management System, Genesis now live. Point of care scanning in place in Cardiology and Orthopaedics, with all products scannned to patient.
Our Next Steps
  • Embedding and roll-out new inventory management system across hospital .
  • Spreading learning with Trust focused workshop booked for 28th April. All interested Trusts invited to attend.
  • Rolling out of positive patient identification for POET and BloodHound across appropriate wards
Contact us

scan4safety@salisbury.nhs.uk