Welcome to The Edge for Health

What is The Edge for Health?

The Edge for Health is a GS1/PEPPOL accredited agile technology platform, delivering best-in-class eProcurement functionality, including a consumer-style, procure-to-pay (P2P) online marketplace, stock & inventory management, product information management (PIM), catalogue management, e-invoicing, track and trace, and analytics. 

Many of the trusts in the Shelford Group have already adopted the platform along with several other NHS Trusts. In addition to this, a partnership with NHS Shared Business Services has been agreed to bring The Edge for Health to, at least, a further 65 NHS Trusts.

Key benefits of The Edge for Health

By streamlining the process of catalogue and price management, The Edge for Health offers you a multitude of benefits. 

The system:

  • increases efficiency
  • improves communication
  • grows potential for commercial expansion
  • reduces PO/invoice discrepancies
  • is a GS1 Certified Product Information Management System (PIM)
  • supports rich data content, such as product GTINs and images to be uploaded
  • allows suppliers to see their level of compliance to the DH and GSDN data model standards

What are the Fees for using Edge for Health?

Loading and updating your product data onto The Edge for Health is free of charge.  

For your products and prices to be seen by the NHS trusts using The Edge for Health you will now be required to subscribe to the platform in order to load your rich product data.

The fees for this are detailed below.




  • LOCAL (Trade with up to 5 Trusts) £240 + VAT per annum
  • NATIONAL (Trade with All Trusts using The Edge for Health) £2,400 + VAT per annum




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Please see the videos below to learn more about The Edge for Health and how it is being adopted at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust


Once registered you will have an array of Help resources and access to a Service Desk....


Any questions? See our comprehensive FAQ document here.

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