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Welcome to the Datalinx blog. Here we cover a range of posts and conversations based around our experiences of warehousing, barcoding and Sage software.

EU Falsified Medicines Directive 2018

EU Falsified Medicines Directive 2018

 

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The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that up to 1% of medicines available in the developed world are likely to be counterfeit and when applied globally this figure increases to 10%. With many of the medicines used in the UK manufactured overseas, this multi billion pound marketplace is attractive to those who would exploit and sell dangerous and counterfeit products into the supply chain.

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Sage Certified vs Sage Approved

b2ap3_thumbnail_sage_certified_logo_generic.jpgDue to the vast number of Sage add-ons available, Sage introduced various certification and accreditation programmes. To assist in proving a company’s competency, monitor the standards and improve the quality of add-ons developed.

There are 3 key ways to check the certification of the add-on you are interested in:

1.Sage Certification
2.Sage Approved
3.Sage Developer Awards

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GS1 – NHS eProcurement Strategy - driving efficient healthcare

The government has produced a protocol to use auto-identification and data capture (AIDC) and GS1 standards to improve care delivery, enhance patient safety and reduce costs.NHS eProcurement

GS1 UK is working with the NHS and Department of Health to make healthcare in the UK more efficient and ultimately improve patient safety. From April 2014, the guidance and requirements on patient safety contained within the NHS eProcurement Strategy document are applicable to all organizations that provide NHS services through the NHS Standard Contract.

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