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How do we prevent ‘never events’ in the NHS?

Date: February 02, 2018

Category: Industry news


Our Head of Healthcare, Glen Hodgson, writes for Health Business on the role GS1 standards have to play in preventing the 400 ‘never events’ that take place in the NHS every year.

In this article, Glen Hodgson takes a look at what is meant by the term ‘never event’ and why Sir Terence Stephenson, Chair of the General Medical Council, has set us the challenge of preventing them.

“The message (from Sir Terence Stephenson) was clear: if the audience could demonstrate real success after implementing GS1 standards then these standards would be adopted more universally across the NHS. Ultimately, increasing efficiencies while improving patient safety.”

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