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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.

    Annual Roadshows: "Out of Sight, Out of Control"

    Birmingham NHSBT - 7th September 2015
    Sheffield NHSBT - 10th September 2015
    London Euston (Friends House) - 17th September 2015

    The Blood Stocks Management Scheme Annual Roadshows will focus on ways to reduce wastage through "Out of Temperature control" and looks at various challenges around maintaining the Cold Chain. We also have some breaking news about the changes proposed to the "30 minute Rule".

    Current Cold Chain for Red Cells, Results from the BSMS OTCOL survey, More Lessons from the Military, Workshops to Reduce your OTCOL, Some Good hospital practice, Whats new with the 30 minute 'rule'? and we end with a "Stats attack: How to use VANESA 4 to demonstrate your great practices".

    The cost is £30 which covers refreshments and lunch. All blood transfusion staff are welcome

    Download application form here, or contact BSMS@nhsbt.nhs.uk for further information.
    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 2015

    BSMS does need to undertake a re-registration exercise shortly to ensure your hospital's details are still correct. This will ensure you can benchmark your "Frozen" practices with hospitals of similar specialities.

    What's New?

    VANESA 4 has arrived!

    VANESA 4 will be launching 14th August 2015. A copy of the training manual and quick start guide can be found here.

    The new version will also include Frozen products. For further information click here.

    Supported by the UK Blood Services