Musgrove Park Hospital, part of Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, is benefitting from the use of the Ultimate™ labelling system from Episys, the global information technology solutions and services company, to label stock items for both Wards and Clinics. In addition, Musgrove Park Hospital has successfully implemented the Ultimate Approvals module increasing the control of all labels produced.
Ultimate™ enables Musgrove Park Hospital to design labels which meet the high standard of medicine labelling. Labels can be printed on request whenever they are needed and in the desired quantity. The solution also includes the Approvals Module, a feature that provides a structured electronic methodology for approving label designs and database records. Electronic signatures are used to authorise all approvals.
Joy Rowe, Technical Services Pharmacist at Musgrove Hospital said, “The Approval Module is very important to us and was purchased in response to an MHRA requirement for control of new and up-versioned labels. We decided to implement an electronic system of control and as we were already using Episys, the Approvals Module
seemed the best way forward. By using the Approvals Module we can track and record all changes made to ensure only approved labels and database records can be printed. Items that are approved cannot be changed without going back through the approval process.”
Derek Buchanan, Chief Executive Officer at Episys, said, “We are delighted to have the opportunity to demonstrate to Musgrove Hospital our capabilities in this area. They join a number of other NHS customers already enjoying the benefits of the Episys ultimate solution.”
About Musgrove Park Hospital
Musgrove Park Hospital is part of Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust.
We are the largest General Hospital in Somerset and serve a population of over 340,000. Each year 40,000 patients are admitted as emergencies; 10,000 patients are admitted for elective surgery; 26,000 are seen for day case surgery; 232,000 patients attend outpatient appointments; 48,000 attend accident and emergency, over 3,000 babies are born in the maternity department and 170,000 diagnostics tests are carried out and almost 1,000 patients are admitted to critical care each year.
We have an annual budget of nearly £240m. The hospital has over 700 beds, 30 wards, 15 operating theatres, an intensive care and high dependency unit, a medical admissions unit, a fully equipped diagnostic imaging department and a purpose built cancer treatment centre which includes outpatient, chemotherapy day care, radiotherapy and inpatient facilities. Musgrove Park also has a specialised children’s department including a paediatric high dependency bay and provides Neonatal Intensive Care for all of Somerset. The Trust employs over 4000 staff.
Musgrove Park has three clear priorities: Patient Safety, Patient Experience and Making the Most of Musgrove. We are committed to the safest possible patient care; the best possible experience for patients with us and making the very best of the resources we have.
About Episys Limited
Episys is a global information technology solutions and services company to the retail, manufacturing, logistics, chemical, healthcare and public service sector industries. We provide expertise, products, services and support for signage, labeling and mobile systems.
Episys works with strategic business partners worldwide and with a range of leading technology manufacturers, enabling us to provide solutions to meet each unique business need - from integrated signage systems for major worldwide retailers to specialist labels for food manufacturing.
Our Healthcare Clients include Bio Products Laboratory, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol Royal Infirmary, Calea, GlaxoSmithKline, Guys & St Thomas Hospital NHS Trust, Mundipharma Research, Reckitt Benckiser Healthcare, Roche, Royal Free Hospital, St George's Healthcare NHS Trust, and Worthing and Southlands Hospitals NHS Trust.