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Professor Sir Terence Stephenson: “all NHS trusts must use barcodes to locate high-risk devices”

In a recent interview with the Daily Telegraph, GS1 UK president Professor Sir Terence Stephenson, explained why every patient should be given a barcode.

Opinion piece


DLUHC says ‘golden thread’ building information could be stored on multiple systems

In response to feedback from industry, the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities (DLUHC) has said that the “golden thread” of building safety information can be stored in multiple systems, highlighting the need for interoperability.

Industry news


Live bed state: reducing the strain on wards and staff at Leeds Teaching Hospitals

With current bed occupancy levels above 95 per cent, electronic bed and capacity management can help the NHS fix the problem, writes Stephen Bush.

Guest opinion piece


Buyer insights: Sainsbury's future brands programme

Hear top tips for dealing with buyers and how Sainsbury's challenger brand accelerator programme can help your business thrive.

Industry news


The Government's mandate for the NHS to adopt barcode technology is positive - but is the NHS ready?

An opinion piece by The Barcode Warehouse's healthcare director, Simon Hemingway on the Government's barcode scanning mandate.

Opinion piece


The Building Safety Act 2022: key dates and facts you need to know

Introduced to parliament in July 2021, the Building Safety Act 2022 received Royal Assent on 28 April 2022 and came into force from 1 April 2023.

Industry news


Why sustainability sells: a buyer's perspective

Buyers from Selfridges, Planet Organic and Co-op reveal why sustainability can play a crucial role in securing a listing.


Navigating packaging challenges

Hear from three founders on creating product packaging that delivers quality, aligns with consumer expectations and supports their sustainability agendas.

Industry news


Do consumers care about sustainability?

Sara Reid, strategic insight director at Kantar, shares key insights from their latest sustainability survey.


How can the food & drink industry get our planet into shape?

Henry Dimbleby MBE explores why our current food system is damaging the planet and what needs to be done to fix it.


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