GHX Partners with NEP in the UK

New partnership within the NHS to support greater control over supply spend with access to accurate item and pricing data
Cambridge, UNITED KINGDOM — 25 April 2024

Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX) is pleased to announce a new partnership with NEP in the UK, bringing GHX’s item data management and procurement solutions to their NHS family. With this partnership, GHX continues to help free up healthcare professionals from manual supply chain management tasks to allow them to focus on their frontline roles and deliver on its mission to simplify the patient-centred business of healthcare.

Managing item data from multiple sources can be a time-consuming, manually intensive process that leaves healthcare providers open to order and invoice issues. With over 800 supplier-managed catalogues, NEXUS provides access to accurate, up-to-date item and pricing data in one place, saving staff time and reducing the risk of incorrect orders. Suppliers have already uploaded their information, or providers can upload and manage their own item and contract data for more accurate ordering, improved invoice matching and better contract compliance.

Making it easy for requisitioners to find the right products at the right price can make a big difference when it comes to keeping on top of your healthcare procurement. Over-complicated processes can encourage maverick spending and contract compliance issues. GHX Procure is a comprehensive procurement solution that provides access to enriched item data for unparalleled visibility and transparency into overall supply spend. With seamless integration into the NEP Cloud ERP system, healthcare providers can realise these benefits with minimal disruption to their existing IT systems.

“We are delighted to announce GHX has been successful in our tender for our new integral Catalogue Solution with NEP Cloud,” said Christine Hall, managing director of NEP. “We look forward to bringing together our experience, technologies, and collaboration in supporting the only integrated Cloud Finance and Procurement Solution in the NHS today. We will continue to work to ensure we meet both the digital and procurement objectives and policies of the NHS and support our finance colleagues the real time reporting within our integral ERP solution. We look forward to the collaboration, innovation and shared values this partnership can bring to our NEP Consortium and the wider NHS.”

“This exciting new partnership further empowers healthcare professionals to gain greater control over their item data management processes,” explained James Minards, regional executive director of UK sales at GHX. “It improves procurement efficiency while allowing frontline medical staff to spend less time on complex supply chain management and more time with patients.”


About NEP

NEP is a not-for-profit NHS consortium dedicated to providing the English NHS with the foremost 'true cloud' based Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Finance & Procurement solution. With a rich history dating back to 1999, NEP was founded on the principle of collaboration, aiming to offer NHS organisations a shared, cost-effective ERP platform. Over the years, NEP has built a solid reputation for its collaborative approach, working hand in hand with NHS colleagues to streamline processes and drive efficiencies. In 2017, NEP embarked on the implementation of NEP Cloud, utilising Oracle Cloud software as a service (SaaS) infrastructure. Since going fully live in 2018, NEP Cloud has become a trusted 'Turnkey' Cloud ERP Solution, offering immediate savings and leveraging cutting-edge technologies to support NHS Organisations in streamlining back-office processes and embracing opportunities that lead to direct front line efficiencies supporting patient care.

Committed to innovation and partnership, NEP continues to empower NHS stakeholders, enabling them to expand opportunities, innovate, and adapt to evolving healthcare needs.


About GHX

Building on decades of collaboration between providers, manufacturers, distributors and other industry stakeholders, Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX) is leading the charge in helping organisations run the new business of healthcare. By automating key business processes and translating evidence-based analytics and data into meaningful action, GHX is helping the healthcare ecosystem to move faster, operate more intelligently and achieve greater outcomes. With the support of GHX, healthcare organisations have removed billions of dollars of wasteful healthcare spend. For more information on GHX’s suite of cloud-based supply chain solutions, visit and the GHX Blog.