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    Welcome to BSMS

    The Blood Stocks Management Scheme was established in 2001 to understand and improve blood inventory management across the blood supply chain. Hospitals and Blood Services from the UK and Republic of Ireland are currently participating in the scheme.

    Central to our work is VANESA, a data management system, where hospital and blood service data is collected. In return participants can view real time data and charts.

    2017 Annual Roadshows: Managing the Nation`s Blood Supply in 2017

    The annual BSMS Roadshows will take place in June 2017.

    7th June 2017 NHSBT Birmingham New Street

    8th June 2017 NHSBT Sheffield, S5 7JN

    21st June 2017 Friends House, Euston, NW1 2BJ

    We`re putting together an interesting and topical programme with speakers from both hospitals and blood services. Our workshops involve lively discussions around blood inventory management topics.

    Topics are outlined on the advertising flyer / application form, please follow this link.

    New Reports
    19 December 2016
    Following the successful launch of VANESA 4 we have amended the design of the hospital quarterly reports.

    These analyse your hospital's issues and wastage and compare your hospital with your usage group peers, your regional colleagues and show the overall national figures.

    They can be printed from VANESA and shown at local meetings to demonstrate how well your hospital is performing.
    Where do O Negative red cells go?

    The poster presented at BBTS in September 2016 summarises the results and recommendations of this snapshot audit, please follow this link.

    Where do A Negative platelets go?
    Analysis of the A Negative platelet survey has begun. Many thanks to NHSBT hospitals for submitting their responses. We asked hospitals to provide detail on which patients had received the platelets so we can better understand where they go.

    Initial response rate is approximately 80%.

    Report scheduled for end of March 2017.
    Supported by the UK Blood Services