Portsmouth and Derby win global GS1 healthcare award

Both leading UK Trusts are recognised for best implementation of GS1 standards
Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust and Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust both won the “GS1 Healthcare Best Provider Implementation Case Study Awards” at the Global GS1 Healthcare Conference in Budapest this week, for adopting GS1 standards in at least one process in their hospital.

The awards are organised by the GS1 Healthcare Provider Advisory Council (HPAC), which consists of key decision makers and early adopters of GS1 standards in the global healthcare industry.

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust’s supply chain team has undertaken a major project to implement a best-practice inventory management system – fully utilising GS1 standards – in a 27 theatre complex, 40 supporting locations and other sites. This will lead to significant cultural changes in their approach to inventory management.


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