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First NHS demonstrator site benefits from GS1 and PEPPOL standards

Monday 9th October, 2017

Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has completed all four required phases of Scan4Safety, a two-year Department of Health 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.

At a final phase audit Derby was judged to have attained the benefits from Scan4Safety as set out in their original business case, realised financial benefits amounting to over £1.6 million and to have put the Trust on course to exceed the 4:1 ‘Value for Money’ ratio projected at the start of the project.

Derby is the first of the six NHS Demonstrator Site trusts to complete Scan4Safety, with the other five on course to complete the project by the end of the current NHS financial year.

The other demonstrator sites are:
•The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
•North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust
•Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust
•Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
•Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust

Scan4Safety is a pioneering initiative led by the Department of Health that is improving patient safety, increasing clinical and operational productivity and advancing supply chain efficiency in the NHS through the adoption of international standards.

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