Assisting hospitals with inventory management practices during blood shortages

Information from the Blood Stocks Management Scheme team

27 October 2022

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