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12 March 2021

University Hospital Plymouth NHS trust goes live with Bluespier theatres across entire trust

Bluespier Theatres was successfully implemented on 10th February 2021 across all theatres at the Trust replacing paper processes. The new electronic approach ensures surgical information is captured electronical in real time as part of current theatre workflows. Bluespier has been integrated with the current IPM PAS to ensure scheduling is standardised, can be completed accurately and at ease for a seamless user experience.

The implementation was a great success, given the challenges on the NHS caused by the current pandemic and the go live being in the mist of the largest peak and national lockdown.

Following an initial 6–8 weeks where the system is embedded at the Trust, Phase 3 will commence, where additional functionality will be implemented and further clinical benefits realised.

Cindy McConnachie, Senior Matron at University Hospital Plymouth, said:“Bluespier Theatres will allow us to commit further to safeguarding patients on surgical pathways. The whole change management process has not been without its challenges… despite this we have made the change and rapidly.

The support of the team at Bluespier has been outstanding. We were supported every step of the way, challenged when we had doubts. The Bluespier team ensured our transition onto Bluespier was made with minimal interruption to services and that patient safety was maintained.

We look forward to continuing to work with Bluespier and would like to thank them for the ongoing support of our teams. We also look forward to realising all the potential that Bluespier Theatres can bring to our service in the future.”

Stuart van Rooyen, Managing Director of Bluespier, said: “We are delighted to have been selected to provide our theatre management software to Plymouth and are proud of the seamless rollout despite the additional operational challenges due to the global pandemic. I’m grateful for all the additional time and resource the Trust have given this project on top of existing workload in what has been an extremely challenging time for NHS staff. I’m excited to continue working with the Trust to implement further phases and build on the great relationship we have.”