Issuing Guidance to Healthcare Professionals

The importance of reporting incidents with medical devices

Clinician on ScannerThere are more than 500,000 medical devices used in healthcare settings every day and they transform the lives of many millions of people every year. Mark Grumbridge of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, discusses the importance of reporting incidents.

The vast majority of medical devices used in healthcare settings perform well, but, occasionally things do go wrong. When they do it is important it is reported to us so we can investigate with our clinical and technical experts, as well as the manufacturer, and, where necessary, take action to prevent it from happening again. Within this, healthcare professionals play a vital role to make sure equipment is working reliably, safely and effectively in delivering vital, sometimes life-saving care to patients.

Click here to read more at Health Business UK


Giving time back to patient care

The initiative provides traceability of items used during surgery and procedures, improving the standard of care provided to patients and the Hospital's efficiency.

Read the case study

Healthcare Newsletter Subscribe

GS1 Ireland Healthcare updates are sent approximately every 6 - 8 weeks. You can opt-out at any time.



Would you benefit from training or advice on using GS1 Standards in preparation for UDI compliance?

Find out how we can help