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Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

About us

Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides acute hospital and some community based health services, serving a population of over 600,000 people in and around Southern Derbyshire.

We treat around a million patients a year and run two hospitals; the Royal Derby Hospital, which incorporates the Derbyshire Children’s Hospital, is a busy acute teaching hospital. London Road is the Trust’s Community Hospital. We offer a wide range of inpatient and outpatient surgical and medical specialities, intensive care, maternity services, community and children’s services and accident and emergency care.

We work in partnership with the universities of Derby and Nottingham, educating and training future generations of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals at the Derby Medical School and School of Health Sciences, based at the Royal Derby Hospital. We aim to be a national beacon for all that is best in the NHS delivering 21st century healthcare. Staff pride themselves on delivering high quality patient care. This has been consistently recognised year on year through the achievement of many national awards for patient care, safety and experience. The Care Quality Commission also rated the Trust as ‘Good’ overall in March 2015, and highlighted the strong leadership, good team working and individualised patient care across our hospitals and community services.

What we’ve been doing
  • Patient identification – All patient wristbands 100% GS1 compliant. We are able to scan and confirm patient identification at 50% of the trust ‘Points of Care’ (POC). DHFT are currently running a ward pilot to further understand point of care scanning in the Wards environment, this will hopefully result in a shared defined scope across all demonstrator sites.
  • Location numbering – 10,000 GLNs (100% of the Trusts locations) allocated and now have a register in place (ARCHIBUS). Derby about to commence the labelling of GLN identified rooms.
  • Catalogue management – Catalogue cleansed and new catalogue management process live, over 50% of purchased products listed in our catalogue system.
  • Product recall – New Process established building on the previous policy, amended to reflect Derby can now trace relevant products to Patients ‘In Theatres’
  • Purchase to pay – Review of ‘as-is’ P2P processes now completed. All departments reviewed and signed off these processes. Access Point chosen and first PEPPOL order and Invoice transmitted.
  • Inventory management – IMS In place with development scheduled to further improve, Business as usual work packages updated to reflect new stock review activity, data now available to ensure stock levels are scrutinised and amended to reflect available usage information.
Our Next Steps
  • Derby to share early Ward pilot findings and meet with other Demonstrator clinical leads to define the scope of Ward POC scanning.
  • Drive forward the number of PEPPOL orders and Invoices transmitted by working closely with our suppliers.
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