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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
News

Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Completes Scan4Safety

Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has completed all four required phases of Scan4Safety. At the successful conclusion of the two-year Department of Health-funded project, Derby has implemented GS1 and PEPPOL standards across the three Primary Use Cases within the Trust: Inventory Management, Purchase-to-Pay and Product Recall.
Event

Scan4Safety Trust Day at Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust

We’d like to formally invite you to our Trust event, which is being held on Tuesday 19th September 2017. As one of the six demonstrator sites, the Plymouth Scan4Safety team would like to showcase our progress and share our learning with you. Attendees will see the benefits already being realised through the Scan4Safety programme and […]September 19
Case Study

Inventory improvements at Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust provide improved time to care for nurses and cost saving efficiencies.

A review of current inventory management systems and processes within Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust (RCHT) highlighted a number of areas for improvement. 19 preparation rooms and 36 store rooms were in scope for the review, which involved analysing stock levels, stock lines and efficient storage implementation. Inventory management improvements using GS1 barcoding standards were needed […]

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What people are saying

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“On Wednesday, our Chair, Linda Pollard, our Trust Board and I saw a demonstration of the fantastic work our Scan4Safety programme team are delivering across the trust.  Scan4Safety is a huge opportunity for LTHT, not only revolutionising the way we track products from supplier to patient and ensuring effective product recall; it is also driving forward efficiencies by enabling clinical staff to carry out many tasks at the bedside, increasing the time available to care for patients. Senior teams across many CSUs also attended the demonstration in clinical areas.

I know that Board members were particularly impressed by the enthusiasm of colleagues, the great progress that had been made and the enormous potential for LTHT going forward. Scan4Safety is a huge undertaking and one with great potential for improving the care and safety of patients by improving our systems.”

Julian Hartley, Chief Executive of Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Demonstrator Sites

Derby
Leeds
NorthTees
Plymouth
RoyalCornwall
Salisbury