Nuffield Health is the largest not-for-profit healthcare provider in the United Kingdom. Established in 1957 the charity operates 31 Nuffield Health Hospitals. Its objectives are to advance, promote and maintain health and healthcare of all descriptions and to prevent, relieve and cure sickness and ill health of any kind, all for the public benefit.
In order to fully comply with regulatory compliance and to provide the ultimate levels in continuity of service, Nuffield Hospitals Pathology Laboratories and Pharmacy departments are required to fully monitor their cold chain storage and processes.
Patient’s samples, blood, human tissue, drug, vaccines, and many other costly and highly sensitive inventory are stored in temperature-controlled environments, such as fridges and cold-rooms, throughout the 31 hospital locations, where the environmental condition of this inventory is paramount to the operation of the departments.
Any deviation from this environment (temperature, gas, power) must be reported and reacted to 24/7, 365 days per year. Early warning of any potential storage condition failure is key to safeguarding all inventory and compliance with MHRA, UKAS and HTA requirements.