Invitation: PEPPOL: Optimising procurement and invoicing procedures for the healthcare sector

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The Danish Embassy in London has the pleasure, in partnership with the Danish company mySupply, of inviting you to a seminar titled ‘‘PEPPOL: Optimising procurement and invoicing procedures for the healthcare sector’’.

The objective of the meeting is to share British and Danish experiences regarding how the healthcare sector can implement PEPPOL (Pan-European Public Procurement Online) Access Point Services for the electronic exchange of business documentation including invoices and purchase orders.

The background for the seminar is the Pan Government Collaborative Framework Agreement set up by the Crown Commercial Service with the aim of implementing PEPPOL Access Point Services across the healthcare sector. This initiative will provide access to PEPPOL Standard-based IT Transport Infrastructure through Access Points, and the services provided for eProcurement with standardised electronic document formats. The Department of Health have publicly committed to the adoption of PEPPOL across all NHS Trusts. The Danish healthcare sector has for a number of years been using PEPPOL solutions, and these experiences will be shared and discussed at the seminar.

Please see more about PEPPOL here:

An initial meeting was held on March 8th in London, and based on the considerable interest we are now planning three additional meetings:

  • Bristol – 26th September (The Bristol)
  • Birmingham – 28th September (IET Birmingham: Austin Court)
  • Manchester – 3rd October (Novotel Manchester Centre)

We have secured speakers that are in the process of implementing PEPPOL solutions at their local Trusts, and they will share their experiences so far:

  • Gordon Parker, Interim Deputy Head of Procurement, London North West Healthcare NHS Trust
    • Bristol meeting
  • Phillip Thurlby, P2P Workstream Lead, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
    • Birmingham and Manchester meetings
  • Flemming Beltoft, CEO of mySupply, will discuss his experiences from delivering and consulting on PEPPOL solutions to the Danish healthcare sector and other public sector bodies across Europe.

Some of the topics are:

  • The preconceptions of PEPPOL implementation in the NHS
  • The realities and the lessons learnt (the barriers to instantaneous, seamless interoperability)
  • The shift in Scan4Safety, DH, NHS focus from on-boarding volumes to guaranteeing robust and reliable interoperability
  • The steps taken to pursue this – data dictionaries, PEPPOL directory, NHS/DH guidance, interoperability testing matrices etc.
  • What suppliers and Trusts should do next (indication of benefits, steps to take, things to watch out for)

The seminars will take place from 10.00am and finish at 3.00pm. Please find the formal invitation attached below:

If you would like to secure a place at this seminar please RSVP to Simon Mathiesen, on 020 7333 0225 or by Friday 22nd September 2017.


Please download formal invitation here