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Short Dated and Slow Moving Stock Register

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The purpose of this concept was to provide a central registry of short dated medicines for a large multisite hospital which can be viewed by all stock holders across the organisations intranet.

  • When short dated or slow moving stock is identified by a stock holder, an entry is made in the register.
  • The register is accessible via the intranet.
  • An entry is recording using a wizard which pulls all of the necessary information from the pharmacy computer system.
  • All stock holders receive a weekly email providing information on all of the products on the list.
  • Stock holders receive an alert when any packs that have been recorded on the register from their location is just about to expire.
  • If it is possible to use any products before the expire then this is recorded on the register.
  • The register can be used as part of the inventory management process for the department to minimise risk and wastage.
  • The system could be extended to accommodate logging of “out of stock” and stock discrepancies.
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