Bone Marrow Transplant Database

Relational Database Management Systems (RDMS) designed for the Bone Marrow Trasplant Team at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.

The system is used to collect diagnostic, treatment and outcomes data for all transplants carried out at the centre. It was designed to be used in the Multidisciplinary Team Meeting (MDT) to view and update patient treatment information replacing paper forms and manual processes. Immediate access to high quality clinical data is an invaluable aid to important clinical research projects.

In addition, the system is critical for reporting annual contractual activity to central government bodies. Improved data quality provided additional annual savings of £300000 against previously unreported activity in the first year of operation. 
Mandatory NHS commissioner data reporting process times were successfully reduced from days to hours.


Ashley developed a relational database to enable us to capture hundreds of variables on over 2000 patients receiving BMT at GOSH since 1979. The database has been invaluable to BMT clinicians at GOSH and around the world enabling us to examine and re-examine outcomes of BMT procedures in children, and hence improve the results of BMT for generations of patients to come.

Professor Paul Veys | Director Blood and Marrow Transplantation Great Ormond Street Hospital – December 2018