Ahead of the game on Patient Safety with Barcode Scanning
As NHS Providers are tasked with becoming GS1 complaint by 2020, hearing from a Trust about their successful implementation will help you and your Trust start your own Scan4Safety journey. It can be daunting to know how to start. This website outlines the key learnings from Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s own Scan4Safety programme and can be used as a resource to help you move forward, at speed, on your own transformation. As well as delivering improved patient safety levels, you can make a commercial impact too.
A leading Department of Health Scan4Safety site, over the last few years Derby Teaching Hospitals has witnessed significant patient safety benefits, through reliable traceability of products to patients – and have made consumable stock savings of £1.2 million per annum and operational efficiencies of a further £2.4 million per annum.
The starting point for them though was some 18 months before the inception of the Scan4Safety Programme, when they introduced procedure-based barcode scanning and consumption-based inventory management to offer patients the safest possible experience and to create a cost- efficient supply chain.