GS1 barcodes are helping the NHS save thousands of lives and millions of pounds
Our barcodes have been used for over 40 years in retail – saving the industry billions of pounds every year. Now healthcare is also adopting GS1 barcodes globally – to improve patient safety, enhance clinical effectiveness and drive operational efficiencies. In fact, it’s now mandatory to comply with GS1 standards across all NHS contracts. And we can help you with this.
We enable you to identify, capture and share information using consistent data – whether it relates to pharmaceutical products, medical supplies or patient records. Speaking the same language throughout the healthcare industry, from manufacture and distribution through to hospital wards, cuts errors, reduces costs and boosts efficiency. The result? Better, safer care for the patient.
So if you sell to the NHS or to the wider healthcare sector then you need to use GS1 barcodes.
What you need to do
To start assigning GS1 numbers and barcodes to your products, follow the three easy steps to get started:
- Join GS1 UK online
- Log in to My GS1
- Start assigning GS1 numbers and barcodes to your products
Once you’ve become a GS1 UK member, you’ll be able to log in to our member portal, called My GS1, which has the tools and services to help you to manage all your GS1 barcode numbers.