NHS suppliers urged to use common bar codes

2 January 2003
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02 January 2003

Trade bodies have launched a drive to make NHS supplies more efficient by using common product identification codes.

The initiative, launched by the British Healthcare Trades Association and the supply chain advisory body e.centre, aims to get UK healthcare suppliers to use common bar codes and product identification by 2004.

They have turned to the retail sector to share its experiences in reducing errors, overheads and waste, among others, by adopting global standards.

• The Department of Health is to reveal its long-awaited new IT procurement strategy later this month. It is expected to include an annual assessment of software suppliers.

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