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Key Policy Update On Product Data Standards

22 April 2024

We have issued new guidance and policy documents to our suppliers as part of our commitment to improving patient safety, by ensuring that the quality of product data is enhanced across the whole of the NHS system.

With some existing processes, medical device data can still be collected using paper-based methods and often not in a consistent manner or a standardised digital format. This leads to potential for a lack of validation, so that tracing medical devices is time consuming and laborious – and linking devices to patient outcomes is difficult.

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This new policy continues our commitment to GS1 standards, helping to automate sharing of key product information digitally and accurately.