Leicester hospitals implement track-and-trace technology

Ingenica Solutions' 360 IM system will provide a view of all stock across three hospital sites

The rollout is beginning at Leicester Royal Infirmary, the trust's biggest hospital

The University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (UHL) has procured Ingenica Solutions 360 IM; for a 360-degree view of costs to track and trace stock, improving visibility and control across the supply chain.

Trustwide implementation across its three acute sites - The Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester General, and Glenfield hospitals- will help the trust to meet the vision of the Government’s Scan4Safety programme, accelerate the adoption of GS1 standards, and facilitate patient-level costing at the point of use.

Ingenica Solutions’ 360 IM will be implemented in agreed phases, beginning with the largest of the three hospitals, Leicester Royal Infirmary.

The solution is being rolled out to theatres and critical care departments across all three hospitals during phase one, with wards being considered in the future.

By facilitating the track and trace of products across the trust, the intention is to reduce stock and improve visibility to support a reduction in wastage and ensure the correct levels of stock in different locations.

There are many storage locations across the trust and Ingenica Solutions will work with the trust to recommend options for reducing these locations to free up valuable space and retain control of what is ordered, and when.

Chris Kerry, senior project manager at the trust, said: “We are very excited to be at the start of this journey working with Ingenica Solutions on the implementation of this efficiency solution.

“It is critical for our patients to have the right product, in the right place, at the right time when they are in our care and Ingenica Solutions 360 IM promises to provide us with the means to be able to do this in a cost-effective way.”

Steve Saunders, sales manager at Ingenica Solutions, added: “The ability to track and trace medical consumables, patients, and equipment will facilitate efficiencies and transform standards of care at every point in the patient journey at the trust.

“We are very much looking forward to supporting the trust adopt better supply chain processes and practices, which is more important today than ever.”

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