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As it is in retail, scanning should be commonplace in healthcare

Following the release of the Scan4Safety report, GS1 UK's head of healthcare, Glen Hodgson, reflects on the value point-of-care scanning has to offer the healthcare sector.

Opinion piece

22/07/2020

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Publication of the new GS1 Healthcare GTIN Allocation Rules Standard

Since it was first drafted for publication more than a decade ago, the GS1 Healthcare Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) Allocation Rules have been updated and ratified.

Industry news

16/07/2020

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Meeting the requirement for a patient-identifiable database: The Scan4Safety blueprint

Following the publication of the Cumberlege review, head of healthcare Glen Hodgson, shares thoughts on what this could mean for the healthcare sector.

Industry news

09/07/2020

Tesco and Sainsbury’s call for greater standardisation and higher quality data

Tesco and Sainsbury’s call for greater standardisation and higher quality data

Major supermarkets have called for a step change in the data they receive from suppliers to help customers shop more easily.  Last week, both Tesco and Sainsbury’s told The Grocer that they want to work with suppliers to adopt new procedures for packaging data.

Industry news

09/07/2020

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Business experts and the government launch free coronavirus recovery support scheme

The Professional and Business Services sector and Enterprise Nation have teamed up for six months, supported by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, to offer SMEs free advice to help them recover from the i

Industry news

09/07/2020

Has COVID-19 changed the way we shop forever?

Has COVID-19 changed the way we shop forever?

2020 is the year that broke the mould for the retail industry. The COVID-19 outbreak put huge pressure on supply chains as consumers desperately tried to stockpile essential items.

Industry news

08/07/2020

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GMHSCP's journey towards creating a safer healthcare supply chain

For Neil Hind* and the team at GMHSCP, adopting GS1 standards is enabling them develop a better, safer, and more efficient healthcare supply chain.

Guest opinion piece

10/06/2020

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SMEs look online to market themselves out of the COVID crisis

According to a survey conducted by small-business community, Enterprise Nation, small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) are using the coronavirus crisis as an opportunity to hone their online and marketing skills.

Industry news

27/05/2020

The future of on-pack coding

What is the future of the barcode and why is it important to your business?

The world has changed significantly since the introduction of the barcode in 1974 and, with it, the demands for accurate data have increased.

Industry news

21/05/2020

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GS1 UK chairman outlines seven vital ways supply chains can survive COVID-19

In mid-March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic gripped the UK in earnest and store shelves began to empty.

01/05/2020

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