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How to identify and barcode medicines


GS1 standards enable full visibility of pharmaceuticals, from point-of-production to point-of-sale, point-of-dispense or point-of-care. Implementation of GS1 standards can ensure maximum interoperability between traceability systems across the healthcare supply chain and across borders.

An understanding of GS1 standards will be crucial in complying with the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD), which is currently being implemented across Europe, and also meeting the requirements of Trusts across England who are embarking on GS1 adoption programmes.

As a pharmaceutical manufacturer, this interactive course will help you with the foundations to get your barcodes right for global markets.

Who should attend

This course is aimed at pharmaceutical manufacturers, particularly if you're trading with the NHS or in the EU. Implementation of regulations will require input from a cross-functional team, so this course is recommended for staff from the following departments:

  • Regulatory
  • Pack/label design
  • Commercial
  • Marketing
  • Quality assurance
  • Supply chain
What will you learn
  • How the GS1 System is improving healthcare supply chains
  • What manufacturers need to do to meet global regulations for medicines
  • The next steps for GS1 implementation
Course outline
  • GS1 and global healthcare regulations
  • Identifying different packaging levels
  • Encoding production information
  • Barcode best practice
  • Barcode/label sample review
  • Post course implementation support
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.