The Workstream

 Appropriate Platelet Use encompasses the two strategic aims of the NHS Wales owned Blood Health Plan: 

  •  Use evidence and data to inform planning, improve practice and reduce variability 
  •  Place safety and quality at the core of care reducing inappropriate use and supporting innovation

The platelet workstream aims to ensure sustainability of the platelet supply chain by addressing the balance between supply and demand of platelets, with emphasis on appropriate use and reducing wastage. Education, audit and performance review against nationally agreed indicators are key to maximising availability of this limited resource.

The platelet workstream has been identified as a key workstream for the Blood Health National Oversight Group and is led by Dr Rhian Fuge, Consultant Haematologist at the Hywel Dda University Health Board (HD UHB).