The GSRN can be used by service organisations to uniquely and unambiguously identify their relationships with individual service providers (such as doctors who work for a hospital) and individual service clients (such as patients within a hospital, a national health service, or the loyalty account members of a retailer).
When using the GSRN, often two types of relationships may need to be captured in one transaction:
1. The relationship between the organisation offering the service and the actual recipient of the service.
2. The relationship between the organisation offering the service and the actual provider of the service.