Standardisation is Vital for the Future of the NHS

Jul 22, 2016

Standardisation can make a difference in healthcare. And while standardisation might not make headlines very often, what happens when it’s missing – especially in the NHS – often does. The pressure on the NHS to deliver more for less increases in line with the stories we hear about mistakes made in the operating rooms, mis-medication and the hours wasted looking for recalled devices, medicines or equipment. We hear time and time again that this level of inefficiency can put patient safety at risk and increase pressure on healthcare professionals, and that the NHS wastes billions of pounds on these preventable ...

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Understanding How New Data Integrity Regulations Apply to Your GDP Temperature-controlled Pharmaceuticals

Jul 22, 2016

The 2015 UK Data Integrity Guidance states raw data must be “legible and accessible, retained in the format in which it was originally generated, throughout the data lifecycle”. From a business perspective, we know that raw data generated in the supply chain is valuable to understanding its performance – if handled correctly. But how? It’s more efficient to ensure raw data is connected to the original data record, which can be done using a relational database. If you’re manually processing flat files, it can be resourceintensive to review numerous spreadsheets, for example, and more subject to error when archiving and ...

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Maintaining Cold Chain Integrity for Pharmaceutical Products

Jul 22, 2016

Almost 30 per cent of scrapped sales at pharmaceutical companies can be attributed to logistics issues. As most medical and biological products require a temperature-controlled environment at all stages of manufacturing and distribution, the control of storage and transportation temperatures is vital in maintaining the quality and effectiveness of medicines and is critical for its manufacturers and for public health and patient safety. Essangui Mbaitjongue at Thermo King deals with cold chain integrity for pharmaceutical products. ...

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