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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.

    What's New?
    Blood Stocks Management Scheme Survey

    A survey was issued in December 2013 to find out what our participants think of the scheme. Thank you to all who contributed, the results have been analysed and a full report will be issued later this year. In the meantime, here is an outline report with some of your comments.

    View further info

    Latest Publications
    18 January 2014
    BSMS Report from Annual Roadshows - Red Cells for Emergency Use

    A document has been produced with some guidelines from the Annual Roadshows held in 2013. A PDF copy is available here
    Training Courses

    Following several enquries and comments from the Feedback survey, training days for VANESA – both advanced reporting and basic training will be coming soon.

    2014 Annual Roadshow

    The dates have now been confirmed for the Annual Roadshows this year:

    • 21st May (London Gatwick)
    • 6th June Liverpool NHSBT
    • 25th June Filton NHSBT
    • 15th July Sheffield NHSBT

    We hope you will be able to get to one of the venues for our annual education days which will combine workshops on a current theme, as well as offer some training on VANESA. Please click here for further details.

    Supported by the UK Blood Services