With support from GS1 UK, the DHSC announced six NHS acute trusts in England that would act as Scan4Safety demonstrator sites.
£12 million of funding was made available to the six trusts, and teams were asked to focus on three core enablers: patient identification, catalogue management, and location numbering. In addition to this, three use cases were highlighted including purchase to pay, inventory management, and product recall.
GS1 UK also put together an advisory board of industry leaders, senior clinical staff and
regulators from across the UK. This team would support all activities in order to ensure success.