The Procurement Team is sending detailed updates to SBS users in the run-up to 1 June. These are below for reference.
Transferring to Mersey Care – changes to requisitioning, ordering and receipting processes
This email highlights the forthcoming changes in the ordering and financial processes for when we transfer over to Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust.
The changes will affect users of the NHS Shared Business Services Oracle system (SBS), and for requisitioners, there will be an additional change if ordering products supplied by Supply Chain Coordination Ltd (NHS Supply Chain). These changes will come into effect from 1 June 2021.
The Trust will continue to use SBS for requisitioning goods and services, however, there are two key changes:
Online requisitions for products supplied by Supply Chain Coordination Ltd (NHS Supply Chain) will need to be ordered using their own online ordering system
Online requisitions for all other products will need to be done using the Edge for Health eMarketplace, which is embedded within Oracle iproc
Full training sessions will be available to all prior to go-live on the 1 June 2021.
There are also a range of webinars coming up, including how to order using catalogue, as well as non-catalogue products via the Edge for Health eMarketplace. It is recommended that you join them to see what the changes are likely to be for you. They are 30 mins and are running on the following dates:
- Thursday 6 May 2021, 9.30-10am
- Thursday 10 June 2021, 9.30-10am
Users can register online via the SBS training zone at: nww.sbs.nhs.uk/training-zone/home
Webinar recordings will also be made available in the SBS training zone.
Additional training sessions will be available shortly. Information on accessing this training will be communicated in the upcoming weeks.
If you have any queries in the meantime, please email firstname.lastname@example.org