Somerset’s largest hospital selects Q-Pulse Enterprise to support Quality at new treatment centre

Upgrading to the Enterprise Edition of an award-winning compliance management solution – Q-Pulse, has enabled Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust to support Quality Management Systems (QMS) at a new multi-million pound Beacon Centre at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton.

Opening in May 2009, the new £20 million Beacon Centre will provide radiotherapy treatment for more than 1000 patients each year through radiotherapy and in-patient oncology facilities, an expanded day case chemotherapy suite, and outpatient clinic facilities.

Q-Pulse Enterprise, from software developers Gael Ltd, is already used by Somerset Pathology Service at Musgrove Park Hospital to help improve the quality, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness of their clinical services to help meet the requirements of national and international standards and regulations. Management at the Trust wanted to extend the system to include the new Centre, enabling staff to access QMS information at both locations and the Beacon Centre with a single integrated system.

Derek Truman, Quality Manager at Somerset Pathology Service said,

‘With the opening of the new Beacon centre, Q-Pulse Enterprise will enable us to encourage ownership and interaction with the Trusts’ QMS by increasing access and availability to information at both sites. This will help maintain and improve control of all QMS activities and actions across both the Service and the Centre, including document control, audit, CA/PA, assets and training.

As a single integrated system, Q-Pulse Enterprise will also enable us to reduce the duplication of effort in how we manage the requirements of multiple standards. In addition, with direct access to centralised processes, both sites will be able to organise their procedures more efficiently in order to meet the needs of patients, and improve service effectiveness.’

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Notes to Editors

Q-Pulse from Gael Ltd is the UK’s leading healthcare Quality Management software, helping Quality Managers in Pathology and other Healthcare Professionals manage departmental quality in the NHS for over 14 years. A fully integrated award winning compliance management solution covering key regulatory functions such as Auditing, Document Control and CA/PA Management, Q-Pulse is already installed in 130 Pathology departments across the NHS.

Designed for organisations operating in strict regulatory compliance environments in the healthcare, life science and aviation marketplace, the product has been specifically developed to support the operational activities of a company’s compliance management system.

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