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  • What is Scan4Safety?

    What is Scan4Safety?

    Scan4Safety has the potential to save lives and up to £1 billion for the NHS over the next 7 years
  • Measure the direct impact

    Measure the direct impact

    Come and take a look at the direct impact Scan4Safety is having now in hospitals across the country. Regular events hosted by the demonstrator sites.
  • Key Benefits

    Key Benefits

    Hear about the many benefits of adopting Scan4Safety, from those who are already implementing the standards

Provided to you by the six demonstrator sites selected by the Department of Health to demonstrate the benefits of GS1 and PEPPOL standards.
We believe adoption of these standards and common ways of working has the power to transform the NHS. We’ve already started our journey to adopt the new standards and we’re excited to share our learnings with you. We are excited to be early adopters of GS1 and PEPPOL standards. We’re confident that through the adoption of these standards, we will improve everyday accuracy and efficiency within the NHS, ultimately improving patient safety: Patient – improving safety, improving care Product – everything recorded, everything accounted for Place – everything trackable, everything traceable Process – simplifying processes, releasing time to care We are all at different points in our journey to implement the standards. Find out more about our individual progress and the latest benefits being reaped across all the sites: The six demonstrator sites are all different. We vary in terms of size and scale and where we all started from before embarking on our journey to implement the standards. So whatever the make-up of your own trust, you should be able to find a role model from among our sites.
The demonstrator sites are currently working on implementing three core enablers required by the Department of Health:Each of the demonstrator sites is working to key stage gates set by the Department of Health. Find out a bit more about the sites and the progress they’ve made so far:

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Welcome to our Scan4Safety website

Provided to you by the six demonstrator sites selected by the Department of Health to demonstrate the benefits of GS1 and PEPPOL standards.

We believe adoption of these standards and common ways of working has the power to transform the NHS. We’ve already started our journey to adopt the new standards and we’re excited to share our learnings with you.

Setting the standards for safer care
Event

Scan4Safety Supplier Event

Following the success of their previous events, North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust are hosting another Scan4Safety supplier day, and invite any interested suppliers to attend. September 7
News

Leeds Teaching Hospitals (LTHT) opens its doors to demonstrate Scan4Safety

At the end of June the Scan4Safety Team opened their doors to showcase the work being undertaken by the Scan4Safety Programme.  The Trust was able to demonstrate the patient journey and the fantastic impact that Scan4Safety will have through the implementation of new GS1 compliant wristbands, improved inventory management and advanced product distribution systems.
Case Study

Leeds Teaching Hospitals Optimise Supply Chain

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust have made improvements to supply chain efficiency and patient safety with the support of Cardinal Health’s Inventory Management Solutions. This is aligned with the aims of the national Scan4Safety programme. The benefits have been gained by using Radio Frequency Identification Technology (RFID) to management stock.

What is Scan4Safety?

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BBC News Feature

What people are saying

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The pharmacy team at Royal Cornwall is incorporating bar-code scanning into its receipt and dispensing processes. The team is currently piloting an electronic ‘Pharmacy Ordering Portal’, allowing wards to order all their medicines electronically and which provides pharmacy with a bar-code enabled ordering process for stock items, controlled drugs and named patient items. We are in the process of evaluating the impact of this change for named patient supply and the preliminary results in dispensing error reduction are very encouraging.

Iain Davidson, Chief Pharmacist and Chief Clinical Information Officer at the Royal Cornwall Hospital

Demonstrator Sites

Derby
Leeds
NorthTees
Plymouth
RoyalCornwall
Salisbury