Helping the NHS to save thousands of lives and millions of pounds
GS1 UK is a community of over 47,000 members and one of 115 independent, not-for-profit GS1 organisations operating across 150 countries worldwide. We work with healthcare providers and suppliers to improve patient safety, reduce unwarranted clinical variation, and drive operational efficiencies.
GS1 standards provide the foundation for integrated patient care in the NHS through the globally unique identification of every person, every product, and every place, which enables traceability across the patient pathway and the supply chain.
GS1 standards are both system and device agnostic, allowing the exchange of vital information between different care providers and systems, no matter where or when a patient receives care. This certainty results in improved patient outcomes, promotes significant efficiencies, and reduces errors in the NHS.