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eDC and eDC Gold System Updates to Support Scan4Safety

Monday 4 June 2018

As part of our ongoing commitment to the Department of Health's Scan4Safety initiative, we have recently made some system changes for both our eDC and eDC Gold customers.

Both our eDC and eDC Gold web applications and eDC Gold PDAs now include data fields to display Global Location Number (GLN) and Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) data.

Please note:

  • GTIN codes will only be visible where suppliers have provided us with their GTIN data.
  • GLN codes will only be visible against your requisition points where these have been provided by your trust.

These changes will support our customers and suppliers to trade using common global coding standards (GS1) and Pan-European Public Procurement Online (PEPPOL) message standards.

For further details of the release content (this includes both the PDA and Web information) please view the release notes below. 

Additional information for eDC Gold PDA users

On the evening of Wednesday 25 April we released a new version of the eDC Gold PDA software for eDC Gold devices only. When an eDC Gold device is docked for the first time after this date any communication to NHS Supply Chain will trigger 'an update is available' message. This message will not disappear until the update is taken, therefore we recommend that if you have not already done so, you do this as soon as possible. If you have used your Gold PDA to communicate with NHS Supply Chain and no update message has appeared, please contact our IT Helpdesk immediately on 0845 680 4357. They will need the serial number of the device and they will arrange to send a direct update message to the named device. 

For further information about the changes we have introduced in this release please see the combined eDC and eDC web update and eDC Gold PDA release notes below.  

In addition to support eDC Gold PDA update please see the supplementary information below:

Step by step guide on how to update your PDA 
Before and after PDA screen shots

This information was also communicated to eDC Gold PDA users at the time of the software release.

Further information and support

Should you have any questions or experience any difficulties following these releases, please contact the NHS Supply Chain Helpdesk via email at  or telephone 0845 680 4357.


eDC and eDC Gold GS1 Software Release Notification

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