Key information for Acute Trusts in England
GS1 standards are helping the NHS save thousands of lives and millions of pounds
We work with healthcare providers and suppliers to improve patient safety, enhance clinical effectiveness and drive operational efficiencies
The NHS needs transformational change. Both the interim and final Carter Review reinforced this and called for the NHS to undergo a cultural shift to bring about major efficiencies, or risk further losses.
The interim review states that the introduction of GS1 standards will allow every NHS hospital in England to save an average of £3million each year, while improving patient care. In a time where the NHS is under increasing pressure to do more for less, savings like this will be crucial.
GS1 standards are crucial to lowering cost and improving the quality of the NHS."
Matthew Swindells, National Director: Operations and Information, NHS England
The Department of Health and Social Care's eProcurement strategy mandates the use of GS1 standards in every NHS Acute Trust in England - to increase efficiencies and significantly improve the quality and safety of care.