Scanning for safety - barcoding progress within the NHS

HB provides its final Top 10 list of 2017 focusing on the trusts leading the way in making efficiency savings through GS1 standards and barcoding technology

How do we prevent ‘never events’ in the NHS?

Glen Hodgson explores what is meant by the term a ‘never event’, how can these be prevented and what role does GS1 standards have to play

Safety through surgical instrument tracking

Glen Hodgson explores how GS1 standards are helping the NHS in improving patient safety and inventory management

Scan4Safety - one year of progress

One year after its launch, Glen Hodgson discusses the progress of the Scan4Safety project and the benefits of tracking each patient through their hospital journey

The power of standards to transform the NHS

Glen Hodgson, head of Healthcare at GS1 UK, analyses the current state of barcoding in hospitals

Basic data standards can help NHS trusts to improve efficiency says Roger Lamb, healthcare sector manager at GS1 UK, which is responsible for the most widely used set of supply chain standards in the world