Pagero is pleased to announce that NEP Shared System Group (NEP) has moved into full PEPPOL production for its first pilot cohort of six member trusts in partnership with Pagero. This means that these organisations are now fully PEPPOL compliant and can send and receive electronic purchase orders, purchase order confirmations and invoices with their supplier base.
All trusts have been tasked with becoming PEPPOL compliant as part of the Department of Health Scan4Safety programme. Whilst many NHS trusts await funding to initiate this important initiative, NEP has decided to incorporate the delivery of a PEPPOL compliant service within their core offering to their member organisations.
Christine Hall, Associate Programme Director explains the decision: “PEPPOL presents significant benefits to both our member organisations as well as the suppliers who support patient care through the delivery of goods and services. NEP provides a cloud-based ERP platform to our members, so it was a logical step to ensure we developed our service on behalf of our members to ensure compliance. This will ultimately increase data accuracy and transparency across the NHS supply chain and it will be an important foundation in helping our members continue to provide a high standard of care to their patients.”
When asked about the partnership, Anna Micklewright, Global Head of Sales for Pagero’s Healthcare division stated: “We are delighted that NEP’s first cohort is now in full production with PEPPOL. Pagero has worked closely with NEP and the Department of Health to ensure that members of NEP have a first-class PEPPOL service and we are thrilled that they are pioneers in this initiative. Pagero continues to support suppliers who want to engage with NEP members via Pagero or any other Access Point. We look forward to extending the service to other members of the NEP consortium.”
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Contact details for more information
Christine Hall – Associate Programme Director
+44 (0)77 860 74289
Anna Micklewright, Global Head of Sales Healthcare
+44 (0)77 36 89 33 32
About NEP Shared System Group
NEP Shared System Group is a not-for-profit NHS Consortium providing a centrally serviced, shared Finance and Procurement system for NHS organisations across England that support the NHS initiatives including ‘Shared service’ Lord Carter and e-procurement.
NEP’s vision is to provide NHS organisations with leading-edge technologies that are both cost effective and affordable. Working with our partners, our cloud-based Oracle ERP solution and complimentary business solutions bring value to the NHS.
NEP serves NHS organisations across the country and current membership includes Acute, Foundation, Teaching, Ambulance and Care Trusts. Formed in 2001, the NEP Consortium is hosted by Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.
The Consortium model brings significant economies of scale which in turn lead to efficiency savings. The NEP Consortium covers service management, support and development functions which are centralised, meaning members do not have to spend valuable time or allocate scarce or expensive resources to these areas. For more information, please visit www.nepssg.nhs.uk
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