Upcoming NHS deadlines for medical devices and medicine suppliers
The NHS e-Procurement Strategy continues its development with the companies providing NHS services regarding medical devices and medicine suppliers.
Medical devices group was the first one to begin with the implementation of this electronic process. Adoption calendar is almost finished, next steps being the sending of invoices that carry GS1, GTIN and GLN data to NHS PEPPOL Access Points.
Following the compliance timeline for medicine suppliers, such as pharmaceutical companies or laboratories, next deadline is September 30, 2019. Regarding the purchase-to-pay process, these companies must be able to receive orders from NHS PEPPOL Access Points including, where available, GS1 GTIN and GLN data. The next step will be sending invoices to NHS PEPPOL Access Points, as of March 31, 2019.