Delivering safer, more efficient healthcare

GS1 New Zealand works with the New Zealand Healthcare sector to enhance patient safety outcomes while reducing the cost of delivery. GS1 standards and solutions are the most widely used supply chain related standards in global healthcare today.

Healthcare industry solutions

From dedicated healthcare catalogues and data management, to logistics and warehousing and importantly in clinical settings, GS1 standards are seen as part an ever evolving integrated healthcare environment. Read more about GS1 healthcare.

National Product Catalogue/District Health Board National Catalogue (DHBNC)

The National Product Catalogue (NPC) is an online product catalogue service that enables  suppliers to enter, validate, store, share and maintain all their product data in a single location. This product data can be shared with trading partners,  DHB’s, private hospitals and logistics operators. Read more about the National Product Catalogue.


GS1 barcodes are widely used in global healthcare including New Zealand. Recent research demonstrates that the use of barcodes on pharmaceuticals in community pharmacies in nearing 100% and in hospitals almost 80%. Find out more about the research on barcodes in New Zealand healthcare.

Product recall

Product recalls are a necessary and important part of any secure healthcare system. The system operating in New Zealand is under review and GS1 has submitted its Product Recall service is an ideal solution for New Zealand into the future. Read more about GS1 New Zealand’s Product Recall solution.

Photography and digital assets

GS1 offers are full product photography service from basic to high quality photography for all promotion and advertising requirements. GS1’s Media Library is a state-of-the-art online service that stores, manages and shares digital assets with trading partners. . Find out more.

Get started

Your first step to utilising GS1 services is to become a member of GS1 New Zealand. When you are a member you can learn about GS1 solutions through GS1 New Zealand training events.

If you are a supplier to Southern Cross Hospitals and are a member of GS1 New Zealand, you may want to look into our specialist service National Product Catalogue - online product catalogue. Southern Cross Hospitals encourage suppliers to use the NPC so If you are interested in being involved please contact GS1 New Zealand.

Case studies

GS1 has an extensive library of case studies, pilots, implementations and sector events available from around the world. Read more about. Read more about GS1 case studies.


For more information about GS1 and Healthcare, please contact GS1 New Zealand via email [email protected] or phone 0800 10 23 56.