Medicines shortages are a continual challenge to pharmacy and having early warning of shortages or stock depletion is invaluable.
Based on the well-established Rx-info® platform and using our tried and tested, standardised mappings Rx-info has developed Exend to help Trusts and the NHS in managing its medicines stocks. Through the web-based stock reporting system Trusts can:
- Identify days remaining in their stock holdings across all stock locations
- Spot where stock holding is in excess of current requirements
- Filter the Trust’s inventory against the DHSC shortage list
- Effectively manage high unit cost stock
- Report on
- Stock lines
- Stock Value
- Total Stock
- Annual / Daily Usage
- Days remaining
Exend also aggregates the data to provide a strategic view of stock levels to Regional Procurement Specialists and national NHS colleagues. This facilitates movement of stock with regions to help individual trusts navigate specific shortages when necessary.