Proven to improve patient safety, traceability, operational productivity and supply chain efficiency

Using technology to drive safer care

Scan4Safety is a pioneering programme which was initially led by the Department of Health and Social Care in 2016. The work is now overseen by the NHS England National Patient Safety Team and is specifically highlighted within The Digital Clinical Safety Strategy.

Dr Kelsey Flott, Deputy Director of Patient Safety Digital, NHS England Medical Directorate, emphasises the importance of putting the patient at the centre of the programme.

“I am delighted to be taking Scan4Safety forward as a priority within the National Patient Safety Team. Scan4Safety is a solution proven to deliver costs savings, efficiency gains and patient safety benefits through the use of digital technologies. I am encouraged to see so much interest in this work from across the NHS and hope this website will provide the guidance, tools and support needed for organisations to start and improve their own local Scan4Safety programmes.”

Dr Kelsey Flott, Deputy Director of Patient Safety Digital 

Scan4Safety News

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Case study: End-to-end product traceability enables safer, more efficient care for Lancashire

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NHS England responds to HSSIB report on positive patient identification

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NHS Supply Chain launches policy to support globally recognised coding standards for medical device identification

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The Scan4Safety website has a fresh new look!

Scan4Safety FutureNHS Platform

Join our Scan4Safety FutureNHS page to access more information, resources, and the forum to connect with peers, share insights, collaborate and find answers to your questions around the Scan4Safety delivery:

Scan4Safety – Digital Clinical Safety – FutureNHS Collaboration Platform