To enable the compliant exchange of transactions over the Peppol eDelivery Network, suppliers to the NHS in England must have assigned GS1 Global Location Numbers (GLNs) to their organisation (Legal entity used for their Peppol ID) and significant locations.
Suppliers must also be capable of receiving purchase orders, acknowledging purchase order receipt using order responses, and sending invoices, all carrying GS1 GLNs and, where available, Global Trade Identification Numbers (GTINs).
All NHS England providers must have assigned and communicated their Level 1 Global Location Number (GLN used for their Peppol ID) and all relevant ‘Ship To’ and ‘Invoice To’ GLNs. Adoption of GLNs is required so that suppliers can reliably identify their trading partners’ locations.
Providers must also be capable of sending purchase orders and receiving order responses and invoices.
In England, GS1 is working with providers to help set up GLNs. You can find out more in this GS1 guide:
As a leading provider of healthcare supply chain solutions for over 20 years, we’ve made it our business to provide our customers with compliant, efficient and reliable exchange services.
We’re trusted by some of the biggest names in healthcare and facilitate the exchange of over 100,000 orders and invoices every day.
Patient safety is paramount, and we help support this by ensuring hospitals consistently receive the right product, in the right place, at the right time.
We don’t settle for second-rate service and we don’t expect our customers to either.
Our own high standards for providing consistent, compliant supply chain services directly align with the DHSC’s mandated requirements for the adoption of Peppol in England.
Technology is at the heart of GHX and we’ve invested significantly in our platform to enable Peppol connectivity and maximise the use of our customers’ existing connections.
GHX is an established Peppol-certified service provider, enabling the efficient transfer of electronic transactions across the Peppol eDelivery Network via our Exchange.
We also hold AS4 certification, which means GHX meets the latest industry standard for secure online messaging and communication across the Peppol network.