GS1 Asset Labelling with passive RFID

The Department of Health’s eProcurement strategy mandates the use of GS1 standards in every NHS Acute Trust in England – to increase efficiencies and significantly improve the quality and safety of care. When used in conjunction with RFID tags, GS1 numbers and barcodes provide the necessary information and process controls to manage devices more effectively. Linking device barcodes to barcoded patient wristbands supports the NHS Scan4Safety initiative by making it easy to record which medical equipment has been used on which patients.

Case Study - Inventory Management with GS1 compliant passive RFID labelling at Addenbrookes Hospital

By pioneering the use of active and passive RFID technology, and implementing GS1 standards to manage mobile medical equipment, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust has improved efficiency, increased patient safety and reduced capital expenditure.


Using RFID technology has improved our care and provided a phenomenal return on investment by saving us hundreds of thousands of pounds and thousands of hours of nurses’ time.

Professor Paul White, Head of Clinical Engineering, Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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GS1 Asset Labelling with Passive RFID


GS1 Compliance

Rapid Auditing

Improved Inventory Management

Scan 4 Safety

Less time spent looking for devices

Helps with CQC and MHRA compliance

How GS1 Asset Labelling with passive RFID works