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Our Healthcare Advisory Board

Driving adoption and realising the benefits of GS1 standards across healthcare

The Healthcare Advisory Board is made up of key decision makers and influencers within the NHS. It helps drive the adoption – and realisation of the benefits – of GS1 standards across healthcare.

Chaired by Professor Duncan Eaton, the board’s aim is to improve patient safety, reduce regulatory non-compliance and realise valuable cost savings from procurement efficiencies across the NHS – through the adoption and implementation of GS1 barcoding standards.

Healthcare Advisory Board members
  • Professor Duncan Eaton, Chairman of GS1 UK Healthcare Advisory Board and past CEO of NHS PASA
  • Rt Hon Lord Philip Hunt PC OBE, President of GS1 UK
  • Sir Terence Stephenson, Chair of the General Medical Council
  • Sir Ian Carruthers OBE, Chair of Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Pradip Patel, Chairman at Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
  • Sir Ron Kerr, Chair of Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire STP
  • Professor Sue Hill OBE, Chief Scientific Officer at NHS England
  • Dr Keith Ridge CBE, Chief Pharmaceutical Officer at NHS England
  • John Wilkinson, Director of Devices at the UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
  • Richard Murray, Director of Policy at The Kings Fund
  • Dr Paul Rice, Head of Technology Strategy at NHS England
  • Robert Flack, Experienced CEO
  • Lorna Wilkinson, Director of Nursing at Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
  • Mandie Sunderland, Chief Nurse at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Keith Jones, Clinical Director of Surgery at Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Ray Hodgkinson CBE, Director General at British Healthcare Trades Association (BHTA)
  • Kevin Downs, Director of Finance and Performance at Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Iain Davidson, Chief Pharmacist and CCIO at Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
  • David Berridge, Deputy Chief Medical Officer at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Howard Blackith, Programme Director at the Department of Health
  • Andrew Raynes, Director of IM & T and Chief Information Officer at Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • David Lawson, Chief Procurement Officer at Guy's and St. Thomas' Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust



Working towards safer, more efficient healthcare