NHS eProcurement Strategy Document
The NHS eProcurement strategy document, published May 2014, provides details of actions to improve NHS data and information as part of the NHS Procurement Development Programme, which aims to help the NHS save £1.5 billion by the financial year 2015 to 2016. Published 7th May 2014.
The actions are to:
- define standards to ensure NHS e-procurement systems work together
- require the adoption of standards by the NHS (GS1 coding and PEPPOL messaging standards)
- invest in technology solutions that will support e-procurement implementation by the NHS
- establish a single NHS spend analysis and price benchmarking service
The document also sets out how e-procurement can better support the NHS procurement processes that manage transactions and pricing with suppliers.
This document is issued in support of the policy to "Make the NHS more efficient and less bureaucratic". Read details of the policy on the UK GOV website:https://www.gov.uk/government/policies/making-the-nhs-more-efficient-and-less-bureaucratic
NHS Strategy Document on GOV.UK website:https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/nhs-e-procurement-strategy