MSoft eSolutions to lead national blood management trial

£40m savings plan as technology firm chosen for major trial of Bloodhound management system

Healthcare technology company, MSoft eSolutions, has been chosen to take part in an NHS blood transfusion trial that could save taxpayers more than £40m a year.

The Merseyside company will lead a national trial that will get underway at the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust this month.

The investigation was a key recommendation included in a Department of Health review of the NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) Service completed at the end of last year.

“We are looking forward to taking part in this hugely important trial and to be the chosen provider for the biggest part of the process, which takes place in Liverpool

The NHS believes that an integrated national electronic blood stock system could save the health service as much as £40m a year while also improving patient care.

The selection of MSoft to take part in the trial follows a year which saw it win all eight of the NHS tenders it bid for, worth more than £2m in revenue.

The company’s Bloodhound system controls access to and from all blood fridges, while a bedside management solution allows each barcoded blood unit to be matched with the patient’s barcoded wristband in a matter of seconds.

The systems provide further enhanced security and safety by ensuring that only approved staff are allowed to access blood and they keep an indepth audit of all bloods across each and every stage of the transfusion process to help get the right blood into the right patient.

A nationally integrated electronic blood stock system would significantly improve the efficiency of the NHS and potentially save many millions of pounds, but more importantly it would vastly enhance the service provided to patients

Matt McAlister, MSoft eSolutions’ managing director, said: “We are looking forward to taking part in this hugely important trial and to be the chosen provider for the biggest part of the process, which takes place in Liverpool.

“A nationally integrated electronic blood stock system would significantly improve the efficiency of the NHS and potentially save many millions of pounds, but more importantly it would vastly enhance the service provided to patients, many of whom are often critically ill.”

Health trusts already using Bloodhound include Hull and East Yorkshire NHS Hospitals Trust, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust, East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust, Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and East Cheshire NHS Trust.

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