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GS1 adoption for Trusts


Following the success of the 2016 Scan4Safety programme (established in response to the Department of Health and Social Care’s eProcurement strategy) a significant number of trusts have begun to introduce GS1 standards into their own organisations to improve patient safety, reduced unwarranted clinical variation and drive operational efficiencies.

Now, as part of an agreement between GS1 UK and NHS Digital, all trusts need to ensure they have an active membership and a designated point of contact responsible for the trust’s adoption strategy.

GS1 standards also support the interoperability aims set out by NHSX. And because they are both system and device agnostic, they enable accurate data in relation to every person, product and place to be captured and shared seamlessly.

As an NHS trust, it is important for you to have internal expertise in GS1 standards to support implementation and roll-out across the organisation.

We offer a comprehensive and interactive onsite course in order to bring cross-functional teams within your Trust up to speed with the relevant standards and their application.

Who should attend?
  • Teams within your Trust who are expected to support the GS1 programme deployment
  • Individuals who can be the first line of support internally
  • Champions for GS1 and PEPPOL adoption
  • Programme leads
Course outline
  • Overview of GS1 standards and benefits of use
  • Understanding the core enablers
    • Patient identification
    • Location numbering
    • Catalogue management
  • Overview of the primary use cases
    • Purchase-to-pay
    • Inventory management
    • Product recalls
    • Medical equipment management
    • Tracking surgical instruments

We enjoyed the session. Funny, informative and useful content to support our GS1 journey. Excellent training day. Thank you!"

Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Very useful. What more is there to say?"

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Pricing and how to book this course

Duration: 4 hours
Member price (up to 8 people): £1,100 plus VAT 
Member price (9+ people): £1,500 plus VAT 
Non-member price: £2,000 plus VAT 

Email or call us on 0808 178 8799 to discuss your requirements in more detail or to arrange delivery of this course onsite.

This course can also be delivered virtually. Contact us to find out more.