GS1 standards for healthcare suppliers - April 2023

April training

GS1 standards for healthcare suppliers

(3 hour course over two days)
Member price: £99
Non-member price: £199

Tuesday 18 April 2023 to Wednesday 19 April 2023

10:30 AM to 12:00 PM



Being able to accurately identify, track and trace different elements of the healthcare supply enhances quality of care, patient safety and business processes. Therefore, the US Food and Drug Administration (US FDA), the European Union (EU), the NHS, and many markets besides, require medical and in vitro diagnostic devices and pharmaceuticals to be uniquely identified and barcoded.

The good news for manufacturers or labellers of these items is that they can use GS1 standards to meet the automatic identification and capture (AIDC) requirements of each of regulations. This interactive course will provide the foundations you need for implementation.

Who should attend?

  • Regulatory
  • Pack/label design
  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Quality assurance
  • Supply chain

Course outline

  • Introduction to GS1
  • How GS1 standards can be used to meet NHS requirements, UDI regulations, and the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD)
  • How to allocate and manage your Global Trade Item Numbers (GTINs)
  • Identifying different packaging levels
  • Product changes and GTIN allocation
  • Encoding production information such as date, batch, and serial numbers
  • Which barcodes to use and best practice
  • Barcode/label review
  • Introduction to the Global Location Number (GLN)
  • Data submission for the US, EU, and NHS

What you will learn

  • How the GS1 System can improve your supply chain
  • What you need to do to meet global regulations for medical devices as well as customer requirements
  • How GS1 standards can be used to improve recalls and inventory management
  • Next steps for GS1 implementation
  • Common mistakes to avoid