28th July 2014
by DTR Medical Ltd

The NHS eProcurement strategy has highlighted the importance of adopting GS1 standard barcodes on all product labels, for both the NHS and its suppliers.

In light of this, DTR Medical are developing brand new labels which incorporate the latest GS1 standards to comply with the Unique Device Identification system, for all products. Working alongside Kodit, this will provide machine readable product information on all labels to meet expected EU and other regulators demands as well as the NHS as they implement eProcurement.

The benefits associated with this latest technology include;

  • improve patient care and reduce costs
  • improve stock control
  • one global language
  • accurately track equipment

The adoption of this latest labelling technology serves to reinforce DTR Medical’s commitment savings ‘Time, Life and Cost’ where the benefits can be realised in surgical instruments across the healthcare supply chain.

Matthew Franks (Quality Engineer at DTR Medical) stated:

 “UDI compliance represents a significant development for DTR Medical and its customers, allowing automation of information flow will have influences across the whole purchasing and supply process. Not only improving warehouse efficiencies and creating faster, more accurate sales transactions, but it will also lead to benefits of superior supply chain traceability and improved product recall efficiencies creating direct patient safety improvement.”

DTR Medical are committed to developing and identifying solutions that benefit the healthcare provider and its patients around the world.For inquiries relating to this article please contact Tim Christopher on +44 (0) 1792 797910 or email tchristopher@dtrmedical.com.

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Associated links:

GS1 UK Healthcare video
Kodit webpage
NHS eProcurement strategy 2014
DTR Medical TLC document