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The principal role of GS1 is to administer the licencing of GS1 Numbers (GTINS for barcodes and GLNs for EDI) to users. These numbers are used by organisations to power myriads of systems that enable businesses to operate more efficiently, safely and sustainably. The GS1 System of Standards encompasses GS1 Identification Numbers and GS1 Barcodes, GS1 eCom for business transaction exchanges, GS1 GDSN for data synchronisation services and GS1 EPCglobal for RFID applications.

IN 2005 GS1 Healthcare began its work on enhancing the GS1 System of standards for implementation in healthcare settings to improve patient safety and supply chain efficiency.

GS1 provides content to the programme illustrating how the principles of GS1’s system of standards can assist in regulatory compliance, improving patient safety and ultimately leading to safer and better quality care.

To gain 1 credit point, Fellowship participants must view a webinar and answer the questions posed after it. Answers are to be posted in the additional comments field when submitting the points request.