ARE YOU AN NHS SUPPLIER?
THEN YOU NEED PEPPOL!
TO KEEP YOUR BUSINESS WITH THE NHS
YOU MUST COMPLY
WITH THE NEW NHS E-PROCUREMENT!
- Join our network, we are a PEPPOL access provider.
- We’ll check if your e-transactions are compliant.
- Get updates on the latest evolution of rules.
- Get GS1 compliance.
- Become a preferred NHS vendor.
NHS E-PROCUREMENT STRATEGY, WHAT IS IT?
In April 2014 the NHS published its e-Procurement strategy. The report was driven by the need to optimise and align existing e-Procurement practises across the entire NHS. Adopting the e-Procurement strategy will produce annual savings of between £3 million and £5 million for a typical 600-bed hospital and aims to help the NHS save £1.5 billion annually.
The main aspects of this new program are the implementation of GS1 and PEPPOL Standards.
Yes, you are affected. The eProcurement strategy affects NHS Trusts, their suppliers and their solution providers.
WHAT IS PEPPOL?
PEPPOL stands for Pan-European Public Procurement On-Line.
PEPPOL is a network where electronic business documents relating to e-commerce such as purchase orders, advice notes, invoices and e-procurement are exchanged between the public sector and their suppliers.
Norway, Denmark and Austria have been the earliest adopters and it has now been introduced in the UK.
WHAT ARE GS1 STANDARDS?
GS1 standards are a global standardised system for traceability, from product manufacture to patient treatment. It consists of 3 core enablers. Global trade item numbers (GTIN) are used to identify the product in any country without any restrictions or errors. The GLN is a globally unique GS1 Identification Number that is used to identify any location in the supply chain that needs to be uniquely identified. GS1 barcodes are used to capture and store the product information or patient records at all relevant points along the patient pathway
WHAT IS GDSN?
All companies must submit their product data via GDSN. The Global Data synchronisation Network enables healthcare trading partners to share trusted product data, locally and globally, in an automatic and efficient way. This enables reduction in errors and increased efficiency making for effective supply chain procurement.
NHS WILL CHOOSE YOU FIRST!
Indeed, suppliers or solution providers who comply with the new NHS e-Procurement strategy will be prioritised in any trades with the NHS. This can have a major impact on your relationship with the NHS.
To comply with the NHS, you just need to contact to us.
NO WORRY, STAY TUNED
Kodit constantly keeps track of any evolving legislation regarding the new NHS e-Procurement strategy. Our mission is to ensure rules are implemented on time to give you the time to stay focused on your day to day activities.
Kodit has 20 years’ experience in GS1 standards and has been helping UK companies with the U.S FDA’s UDI initiative since mid-2013. To date we have made over 100k compliant record entries to the FDA database. We have a full understanding of the requirements and can take the burden out of your hands.
We are offering a full compliance service
By now you should have GS1 GTIN numbers assigned to all your products. You will also need your GS1 GLN numbers registered with the GS1 UK master registry for your NHS clients to access and you should be considering what GDSN data pool to join. We’re here to help you and advise on all aspects of preparation.
You will also need a PEPPOL access point provider. We provide this through IBM, our global PEPPOL partner. Through PEPPOL you can send the required purchase orders, invoices and advanced shipping notices to your NHS clients.
We will provide you with all the tools you need to create your NHS master product data set. We will run detailed quality checks to make sure it is fully NHS-GS1 GDSN compliant and then submit it to the GDSN for you. Your data is held in a secure master data management system for ISO13485 and QMS compliance.
LABELLING OF PRODUCTS
We have a GS1 certified cloud based label designer that will produce GS1 compliant labels and barcodes that links to your product data. We will take your label design and create them for you adhering to the criteria for compliance. By linking the label designer to your products we drastically reduce the number of label templates you will need.
COMPLIANCE GOING FORWARD
In the early stages of eProcurement there will be changes to the requirements. We provide our clients with regular updates, leaving you free to run and build your business. The EU, Canada, US GPOs and others will soon start rolling out their own GS1-GDSN initiatives. Our service will also give you compliance requirements for these regions.
When you sign up with us we will take the whole process out of your hands. Our full compliance service costs from £3000 per year and for that we will give ongoing consultation and manage all your product data. We’ll give you the Kodit Master Data Management system to manage your product data and link it to Kodit’s PaperFlex, cloud based, label designer for you to create labels.
PEPPOL has a separate pricing.