In 2017 we will deliver retail ecommerce best practice in to the NHS



Are you looking for a simple way to transact with more NHS organisations and boost your revenue opportunities? Look no further than Edge4Health.

Edge4Health is a new online marketplace that creates increased sales opportunities and enables cost-to-serve efficiencies for suppliers to transact quickly and easily with the NHS…all through a single platform.

Underpinning the ‘future of supply’, suppliers can manage and promote entire product catalogues and use as the primary source (PIM) for the entire NHS. Edge4Health delivers scalable, digital technology, combining best-in-class eProcurement functionality, including an Amazon-style, procure-to-pay (P2P) online marketplace.

Register today and showcase value-based propositions and innovations via a single marketplace, displaying specifications, pictures, videos, articles and key value content.



INCREASE SALES WITH YOUR CURRENT BUYERS - Load your entire product catalogue only once, providing full product visibility and the ability to receive orders across your entire range

ATTRACT NEW BUYERS - There is no limit to the number of products a supplier can load and no limits on the number of buyers who can order. This provides an opportunity to sell  your product range to multiple Trusts

FAST-TRACKED PAYMENT - The 3-way invoice matching functionality will ensure that there is no dispute over pricing and the supplier’s invoices will be fast-tracked for payment

NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) has agreed an exclusive partnership with leading technology company, Virtualstock. Together we will revolutionise the way NHS trusts and procurement teams buy products and services using technology adopted by some of the UK’s largest retailers, including Tesco, John Lewis, and Argos. The platform is designed to exacting retail standards and is fully compliant with PEPPOL standards and supports the implementation of GS1 and the NHS Standards of Procurement.

This real-time, ‘Amazon style’ catalogue and purchase-to-pay (P2P) environment is capable of managing demand across thousands of buyers whilst offering a dynamic marketplace for thousands of suppliers, providing millions of products. The technology is cited by Lord Carter as having the capability to deliver significant savings in procurement. It will also help trusts to meet the national NHS Improvement targets on back-office savings by revolutionising the way in which catalogues are managed and, in the case of P2P, how invoices are processed and paid.

Client adoption
To date, several trusts have adopted elements of the platform including Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, the Shelford Group , and North Tees and Hartlepool Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (a national GS1 demonstrator). As part of this adoption, many international and major NHS suppliers have already uploaded their catalogues and are ready to transact with the NHS.

NHS SBS client trusts have shown an appetite to move forward with this technology at pace and the progress made with the trusts listed above over the last 18-months puts us in a strong position to move forward at scale.




Please see the clip below to learn how Edge4Health is being adopted at Guys and St Thomas' Trust



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