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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.

    Vacancies on the BSMS Operations Group
    To all Transfusion Laboratory Managers, Biomedical Scientists and Transfusion Practitioners: We are currently looking for keen advocates of the blood stocks management scheme to join the BSMS Operations Group where vacancies have arisen due to retirement.

    The Operations Group helps the scheme manager and team with the operational side of the scheme, helping at the annual roadshows, having significant input to reports, surveys and guidelines produced by the scheme. Operation Group members also provide feedback and expertise, providing current opinions and challenges to stock management from their specific areas of activity.The commitment is to attend three meetings per annum, currently held at Birmingham New Street, and to contribute by email to actions being driven by the team.

    To join the Operations Group, please submit a brief CV to Elaine MacRate, BSMS scheme manager. In the event of multiple applications, there will be an informal telephone interview with the Steering Group chair, Dr C Taylor and the BSMS scheme manager. Applications to be received by 21st December.

    Latest Publications
    11 February 2015
    BSMS Report 2012-2014

    The latest report from the Blood Stocks Management Scheme is available here. The new look report compares blood service and hospital stocks and wastage across the four UK countries and Ireland. Recommendations are made to improve the supply chain.
    Re-registration Exercise 2014

    In November, BSMS will be undertaking a re-registration exercise to ensure your hospital's details are still correct. This will ensure you can benchmark your "Frozen" practices with similar specialities.

    What's New?

    VANESA 4 coming soon

    Vanessa 4 will be launched shortly - Date to be confirmed. A training manual will be issued prior to go live but we think anyone who has used OBOS or Amazon will have no problems at all. The new version will also include Frozen products. For more information click here

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    Supported by the UK Blood Services