What is e-Invoicing?

Electronic invoicing is the transfer of an invoice document through an electronic format between the supplier and buyer, directly entering the buyer’s accounts payable ledger without any manual intervention such as data entry or invoice validation.

Sending invoices via email or fax is not considered electronic invoicing.

Supplier Benefits of e-Invoicing


Visibility into the invoicing process

Faster Payment

See below turnaround time average difference for electronic invoices compared to paper

Reduced Costs

Printing, paper, postage, phone calls…

Environment Benefits of e-Invoicing


Environmentally friendly invoicing

Greener NHS

Supports the NHS to become a carbon net zero national health system

Efficiency Benefits of e-Invoicing

Reduced time

Days on average electronic invoices are paid quicker than paper / email invoices: 26* (*Based on invoices paid between January-December 2023)

e-Invoicing Options

NHS SBS are working in partnership with Tradeshift, an exciting business platform to deliver e-Invoicing for suppliers to our NHS clients.

Registering with Tradeshift is quick and simple and the benefits are immediate. If you are an SME or low volume supplier then the web-based portal at www.tradeshift.com is likely to be the best solution, offering immediate access to submit and review invoices wherever you are.

If you submit a higher volume of invoices, you may wish to consider integrating your existing invoicing software with the Tradeshift system. This is a simple process, with support available, to help you see just how beneficial e-Invoicing could be for your business.

If you’d like to explore the Tradeshift e-Invoicing solution further then we would be happy to answer any questions you have.

Contact us on 0303 123 1177, by emailing SBS-W.e-invoicingqueries@nhs.net or, for more information, visit https://nhssbs.support.tradeshift.com/

Why Partner with us?

Created as a unique joint venture with the Department of Health and Social Care, our sole purpose is to deliver the most cost effective and highest quality shared services to the NHS. Our scale and scope are unparalleled.

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