NHS strategy

NHS eProcurement Strategy


NHS eProcurement   The United Kingdom Department of Health has drawn up an e-Procurement strategy that requires NHS Trusts and their network of suppliers to use GS1 and PEPPOL standards and communication networks.
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NHS e-procuremente schema

Suppliers must register and identify their products in an NHS data repository linked to the GDSN (Global Data Synchronization Network). Data are sent under GS1 standards through a Data Pool authorized to operate in the GDSN network.

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Suppliers have to exchange purchase orders, electronic invoices and delivery notes with NHS Trusts under the PEPPOL standards. Communications take place through an Accredited Access Point provider.

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Large-scale NHS providers must prepare their commercial, logistical and financial management systems to enable data transformation and integration mechanisms under the GS1 and PEPPOL standards.

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NHS e-Procurement handbook
Steps for successful rollout

This handbook reviews the most important technical and legal aspects of the NHS new e-Procurement model.

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  NHS eProcurement Strategy Handbook