Helping the NHS to save thousands of lives and millions of pounds.
GS1 UK work with healthcare providers and suppliers to improve patient safety, enhance clinical effectiveness and drive operational efficiencies. We are a community of over 38,000 members and one of 112 independent, not-for-profit GS1 organisations operating across 150 countries worldwide. We are working with the healthcare industry to help create a safer, better value healthcare service.
GS1 standards provide the foundation for integrated patient care in the NHS by enabling the globally unique identification of each person, product and place.
GS1 standards are system agnostic, allowing the exchange of this information between different care providers and systems, no matter where or when a patient receives care. This certainty results in improved patient outcomes, significant efficiencies and reduced errors in the NHS. GS1 standards can help save thousands of lives and millions of pounds.
GS1 standards are mandated by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) for use in acute trusts in England. We are working alongside the DHSC to engage and support Trusts with the sustainable implementation of GS1 standards.