Preparing for NHS eProcurement using GS1 Standards & PEPPOL

Sponsored by: LANSA

Focused on:

  • N H S
  • G S 1
  • Regulatory

Date: 19 May


Time: 3:30PM London/10:30AM New York

How to aggregate and prepare correct product data for eProcurement in the UK National Health Service

The NHS has one of the largest and most sophisticated supply chains in the world. To improve efficiency and achieve better healthcare outcomes at point of care, a strategy has been published by the UK Department of Health that mandates the use of standards throughout the UK National Health Service (NHS). These standards are based upon the GS1 System for capturing, identifying and sharing product data and the Pan-European Public Procurement On-line (PEPPOL) system for the electronic exchange of business documents.

In this Webinar we will take a closer look at the product data requirements set out in the eProcurement Strategy and what it means to be GS1 compliant as far as a supplier to the NHS is concerned. LANSA will demonstrate how using a Product Information Management system can help a medical device supplier quickly get to grips with aggregating, managing, validating and publishing compliant product data to the NHS.

LANSA’s business partner GHX will then pick-up the story to explain more about PEPPOL and the requirements placed upon suppliers to the NHS. In a similar way as GS1 ensures trading partners speak the same 'language', PEPPOL compliance ensures that any business can connect to any exchange service provider and trade with any other business. GHX will demonstrate how using the GHX Exchange can get you compliant with this import aspect of the eProcurement strategy.

Finally, we will talk you through a basic checklist to help you plan for and implement the ‘basics’ to be ready to share GS1 Compliant product data and PEPPOL based business documents with the NHS.

Sign-up now to attend this highly-educational session that will provide you with valuable information that can become a foundation to set you on the right track to comply with the UK Department of Health’s eProcurement Strategy.

Presented by

Ian Piddock,

Head of Marketing, EMEA

Ian's career has been focused in the IT industry. Since 2000 he has worked in a variety of business development and marketing roles for global enterprise software companies. Ian has been a GS1 standards advocate and practitioner for over 10 years, he is a data quality evangelist and experienced in the practical application of the GS1 Data Quality Framework.

At LANSA Ian heads up Marketing for EMEA and manages the relationship with GS1 Member Organisations worldwide, seeking to identify where LANSA solutions can accelerate industry adoption of GS1 standards and use of the Global Data Synchronisation Network (GDSN). Ian is also a trusted advisor on the impact that regulation and legislation has on the product data management process and has worked on projects involving the EU Food Regulation and the FDA's Unique Device Identification (UDI) rule.

James Minards,

Key Account Manager, GHX

James has been working in the Supply Chain Business for over 15 years, he has worked for Suppliers, Buyers and Consultancies during this time and has spent the last 10 years focussed on the Health sector.

James initially worked for Johnson & Johnson Orthopaedics looking at the Stock and manufacturing requirements across Europe. After J&J he joined Oracle where as an eProcurement specialist he implemented Oracle across a number of organisations, eventually working in the US for Product Development. James returned to the UK and worked for a number of Consultancy Organisations and was responsible for the development of the NHS Shared Business Services Procurement platform.

Since leaving NHS SBS he has worked for Capgemini and now GHX where his knowledge of both the technology and market provides him with the opportunity to marry solutions, systems and requirements to Client needs.

Key Learning Objectives

  • What it means to be GS1 Standards compliant in the Healthcare sector
  • What it means to be PEPPOL compliant in the Healthcare sector
  • How using a Product Information Management (PIM) system can support compliance
  • How using the GHX Exchange and PEPPOL access point can support compliance


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  • Head/Director of Quality
  • Quality Engineer
  • Head/Director of Compliance
  • Head/Director of Logistics
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  • Project Managers
  • IS/IT Managers
  • UDI Program Manager
  • Director of Operations
  • Director of Supply Chain
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