Secondary Care

North West Ambulance Service implements inventory management solution

North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust (NWAS) has selected Ingenica Solutions to implement inventory management solution, Ingenica 360.

The move is part of the trust’s plans to use innovative technology to secure greater efficiency and productivity gains.

Ingenica 360 enables NWAS to track and trace all inventory to the patient level, from low-value items such as syringes and dressings to higher-value medical equipment such as cardiac monitors.

The implementation will be as a phased approach with phase 1 seeing the solution introduced into three main store locations. Phase 2 will see the solution rolled out to ambulance hubs; and while phase 3 expands to all 1,000 ambulances.

Dan Garvey, procurement manager at the trust, said: “For NWAS, managing stock over many sites and vehicles has, in the past, presented a challenge. Ingenica Solutions will help us tackle this area by enabling us to have greater visibility and control over our inventory, while also reducing costs and wastage.”