July 15 2020 – HCSA welcomes NHS England chair Lord David Prior’s call for the widespread adoption of barcodes in the NHS following the publication of the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review and fully supports the continued evolution of the Scan4Safety initiative.
Those Trusts who have already adopted global standards and embraced the Scan4Safety Programme have benefitted from vastly improved product recall processes and the ability to identify affected patients in minutes rather than months (or potentially years).
It is for this reason that Scan4Safety can be considered, in layman terms, as a given and not an option.
We need to move into the global village as “THE” world class healthcare organisation, one where we can be proud to lead the way, share our successes, learn from our mistakes and continuously strive for healthcare delivery excellence.
Health Care Supply Association