What solution providers have to do
If you are a solution provider to NHS Acute Trusts, you need to take action following the publication of the eProcurement Strategy.
What steps do you need to take now?
The strategy includes a mandate that means any service or product procured by an NHS Acute Trust must be compliant with GS1 standards. This means that any systems you provide must also become GS1-compliant – for some this was as early as June 2015. It is therefore important that you understand:
- What measures are being introduced
- What they mean to you and your systems and services
- How GS1 standards need to be supported by your systems and services
How can we help?
We have a range of services available, including training on GS1 standards and how they are used in the NHS.
Our healthcare team is responsible for ensuring we have the right approach and programmes in place