Assisting hospitals with inventory management practices during blood shortages
Information from the Blood Stocks Management Scheme team
We've produced a blood shortage alert document to assist hospitals with their inventory management practices during NHSBT blood shortages. The document covers:
- Best practice – Preparing for a blood shortage alert at each stage.
- Reports - How to use BSMS reports for stock reductions and emergency planning.
- VANESA participation
- Audit tool for inventory management during a blood shortage alert
- Accessing help
Resources and data provided by the Scheme have been summarised to encourage best practice, allowing users to gain maximum benefit from the information on offer.
Matt Bend - Blood Stocks Management Scheme Manager