Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust to roll out trust-wide inventory management system - 02 September 2015

Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust to roll out trust-wide inventory management system - 02 September 2015

Musgrove Park Hospital (part of Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust) has confirmed plans to roll out an inventory management system across the entire hospital to help improve productivity.

The roll out succeeds phase one of the Atticus™ implementation, an innovative inventory management solution by Ingenica Solutions to help improve its internal supply chain; with the system currently live in the hospital’s head and neck theatres. 

The solution supports the hospital’s aim to cut costs and improve efficiency by providing better data and management information; it will also help Musgrove Park Hospital improve productivity and operational efficiencies, achieve cost savings, increase stock control and visibility, improve standardisation and rationalisation, and reduce wastage.

Atticus™ is the first GS1 certified inventory management solution in the healthcare market (GS1 is an organisation that develops and maintains standards for supply chains across multiple sectors), and therefore also helps the hospital meet and exceed new requirements from the Department of Health GS1 and eProcurement strategy. 

Musgrove Park Hospital is also the first Ingenica Solutions customer to implement the Atticus Procedure Card functionality which allows a single scan to record all items used therefore saving clinical time whilst retaining flexibility at point of use. 

The project supports future changes at the hospital, and positions it as one of the leading hospitals in effective supply chain management and procurement.

Debbie Frankpitt, project lead at Musgrove Park Hospital, said: “The data generated by the system empowers our procurement, finance and healthcare professionals, at all levels across the hospital, by providing visibility, control and simplicity in our complex, fast-moving clinical environment.  We are extremely pleased with Atticus™, and Ingenica Solutions, the company behind the system. The first phase of the project has been incredibly successful, and to now proceed with trust rollout is an exciting prospect for everyone involved.” 

Hospitals across the country are under immense pressure to improve procurement processes and to have effective management of inventory as Nicola Hall, managing director, Ingenica Solutions explains: “Inventory management is fast emerging as a powerful mode to help the NHS achieve significant savings.  We are very pleased to continue to work with Musgrove Park Hospital on this large-scale roll out.  The hospital is already an example of how efficient and effective solutions improve outcomes; it is a major implementation, that brings great benefits, hence the high level of importance attached to this project.”

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About Musgrove Park Hospital

Musgrove Park Hospital Taunton is part of Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust.

It is the largest acute hospital in Somerset serving a population of over 340,000 as well as providing some specialist and tertiary services for the whole of Somerset with a catchment population of 544,000.  Each year over 41,000 patients are admitted as emergencies; nearly 9,000 patients are admitted for elective surgery; nearly 34,000 are seen for day case surgery; 315,500 patients attend outpatient clinics; 56,000 attend our emergency department, 235,000 diagnostic imaging examinations too place, nearly 3,400 babies are born in the Maternity Department. Over 300 adults and children are admitted to our intensive care and high dependency units.

Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust has an annual budget of nearly £246.7 million. The hospital has nearly 600 beds, 30 wards, 15 operating theatres, a fully equipped diagnostic imaging department and a purpose built cancer treatment centre which includes outpatient, chemotherapy day care, radiotherapy and inpatient facilities. The Trust employs over 4,000 staff.

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About Ingenica Solutions

Ingenica Solutions has a proven track record in delivering focused IT solutions in the areas of procurement, supply chain and inventory management, bringing significant benefits to the NHS and the challenging healthcare environment.

Ingenica has been formed by a cohesive team that have all had clear and demonstrable success as thought leaders and practical project leaders in this area previously.  The experienced Ingenica team have proven backgrounds in commerce, finance, procurement, supply chain management, information technology, software development and project management. All have had significant experience in both the Public and Private sector and have previously pioneered the delivery of Microsoft based solutions into the NHS.

The Ingenica Healthcare solution is developed within the Microsoft Dynamics platform.  The solution enables a phased approach to implementation, configured to meet not only the current supply chain maturity of customers, but with a proven development and functionality road map.  This ensures enhancements to capability continue well into the future and are scalable to meet future demand.

Ingenica is being extensively backed by professional Private Equity and as a Microsoft Partner is engaged closely with their Dynamics Product Group and Health Sector teams.

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