NHS e-Procurement Strategy. Are you ready?

Discover all the details about the NHS e-Procurement Strategy, adoption schedule, solutions for Trusts and suppliers, and how to choose a provider to connect with the NHS.

GDSN and PEPPOL Compliance Services for hospitals and suppliers

The strategy requires the adoption of common standards worldwide that will ensure interoperability between hospitals and NHS suppliers and facilitate data exchange between their systems.

  1. GDSN for data synchronisation

    EDICOM provides compliant services for the data synchronization. We have a GS1 certified Data Pool, able to operate in the Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN). We export product data from your article master record and upload it to the NHS GS1 repository. Our electronic catalogue, EDICOMData, ensures full traceability throughout the supply process.

  2. Certified PEPPOL Access Point

    EDICOM is accredited as PEPPOL Access Point, which allows us to link up with the PEPPOL network.Through it, private companies and governments all over Europe, can exchange all kinds of e-documents. This platform achieves secure and direct exchange of transactions, centralizing communications with multiple partners from a unique data sending and reception point.

NHS adoption deadlines for medicines suppliers: 30 September 2019

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.

What is the NHS e-Procurement Strategy?

The NHS e-Procurement Strategy regulates the use of mandatory e-Procurement processes for NHS Trusts and all their suppliers. Through this initiative, suppliers and hospitals can exchange business, logistics and tax information from their internal information systems.

The aim is to automate all purchase-to-pay transactions in the supply chain (invoices, purchase orders, dispatch advices) by using electronic data interchange services, so that procurement processes become more immediate, secure, and efficient.

As a major global EDI service provider, EDICOM offers NHS suppliers and hospitals 100% EDI-compliant solutions, ready to connect by using our GDSN Data Pool and PEPPOL messaging standards.

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NHS e-Procurement software: Interoperable and scalable solution

Interoperability is a must

Interoperability is a must

Our interoperable and transparent solution allows you to stand out in a globally competitive ecosystem thanks to our GDSN and PEPPOL solutions that simplify connectivity with suppliers and other partners worldwide.

Full ERP integration

Full ERP integration

Our international Public Administrations HUB guarantees connectivity with any agency and is able to extract the information transparently and forward it in the format and conditions required. No internal changes are required.

Long-term strategic partner

Long-term strategic partner

We provide an integral, flexible and scalable solution to reach to other regions and projects worldwide now and in the future. The EDI platform can be easily expanded to your future projects either in a national or international scope.

NHS solution for Suppliers

With our data pool, synchronise your article master and the NHS products database and automatically update it whenever you make changes. Our Certified PEPPOL Access Point allows suppliers to comply with the required standards and communications.

Are you an NHS supplier?

NHS solutions for Trusts

EDICOM has been awarded a place in the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) RM3784 PEPPOL Access Point Framework Agreement, enabling it to work with UK public sector bodies to efficiently manage their e-Procurement strategy. 

Are you a public hospital?

Download our White Paper on the NHS e-Procurement Strategy

This guide covers the most important technical and legal aspects of the new NHS e-Procurement system, and the phases to be undertaken for optimum implementation. Rollout of the new system has already begun. Are you ready for the technological leap? We are.

NHS e-Procurement Strategy benefits

For Trusts

  • Economic savings of 5000 to 8000 pounds per bed

  • 10% less product wastage

  • More accurate information on use of products

  • Enhanced efficiency and productivity

  • Greater protection against counterfeit products

  • Improved product traceability

For Suppliers

  • Lower costs

  • Process automation and fewer errors

  • Stock reduction

  • Enhanced security

  • Product traceability and messaging

  • Speedier NHS payment receipt

For Patients

  • Minimised supply chain errors

  • Accurate stock monitoring

  • Improved quality data management

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