The University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust has procured Ingenica Solutions 360 IM for a 360-degree in tracking and tracing stock.
It is planning to implement the system across its three acute sites – Leciester Royal Infirmary, Leicester General and Glenfield Hospitals – in response to the Government’s Scan4Safety programme, and to accelerate the adoption of GS1 standards and facilitate patient level costing at the point of use.
The solution will be implemented in agreed phases, beginning with the largest of the three hospitals, the Leicester Royal Infirmary. Over phase one it will be rolled out to theatres and critical care departments across all three hospitals, with wards being considered in the future.
Ingenica said that, by facilitating the track and trace of products across the trust, the intention is to reduce stock and improve visibility to reduce wastage and ensure the correct levels of stock in different locations.
The company will recommend options for reducing the many storage locations across the trust.
Representatives from the trust said the solution should provide the flexibility to grow and expand along with its needs.
Image: Leicester Royal Infirmary from Ingenica Solutions