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H&SC Committee recommendations

The Health and Social Care Committee issues eight recommendations to the Government in response to the recent IMMDS review update.

Industry news

20/01/2023

DEFRA announces deposit return scheme to start in October 2025

GS1 UK CEO Anne Godfrey shares our thoughts on what this means for consumers and businesses in the UK.

Opinion piece

20/01/2023

Getting ready for DRS in Scotland

Scotland’s deposit return scheme, the first DRS scheme to launch in the UK, represents a key milestone in Scotland’s journey towards a more sustainable economy.

Industry news

12/01/2023

Scan4Safety and GS1 standards underpin key aspects of government response plan to IMMDSR

GS1 standards and the Scan4Safety initiative are set to play a significant role in the government’s response to the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review (IMMDSR).

Industry news

12/01/2023

Proposed extension to medical device transitional period

European Commission proposes extension to medical device transitional period. Extension dates of December 2027 and 2028 have been planned for specific medical device classes.

Industry news

11/01/2023

Four nations reaffirm Scan4Safety message

Arm's length bodies from the four nations issue a joint industry letter to healthcare manufacturers and suppliers around Scan4Safety.

Industry news

04/01/2023

Powering the future of construction

Bringing together experts from across industry at our first UK construction event.

Industry news

03/01/2023

App launched to help brands comply with strict new packaging laws in France and Italy

New regulations in Italy and France require recycling information to be made accessible on all product packaging from 1 January 2023.

Industry news

01/12/2022

The 2022-23 GS1 Healthcare Reference Book is now live

The 2022-23 GS1 Healthcare Reference Book is now live featuring 15 case studies from GS1 MOs, suppliers and solution providers from around the world.

Industry news

28/11/2022

A digital approach to patient safety

An update on the Digital Clinical Safety Strategy from Dr Mona Johnson, associate director of clinical content & decision support at NHS Digital.

Industry news

25/11/2022

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