Essential reading for the healthcare business
 
 
Remember me:
Skip Navigation LinksHealthInvestor article
Seven non-NHS organisations in the running for lead provider framework

NHS England has announced the 16 bidders who have made it through to the final assessment stage for a place on the ‘Lead Provider Framework’ to offer end-to-end support services.

Due to launch in January 2015, the Lead Provider Framework will provide clinical commissioning groups with a small number of NHS- accredited firms they can use to run their commissioning process.

Nine of the successful bidders for end-to-end support services were commissioning support units (CSUs) and seven were non-NHS organisations that include a mixture of local authorities and private firms.

These bidders met the PQQ quality assessment criteria for providing commissioning support for end-to-end services, which NHS England categorises as ‘Lot 1’, and have been invited to progress to the final invitation to tender (ITT).

The non-NHS organisations are: Capita; Essex County Council, Mouchel in partnership with BDO, Engine and Dr Foster Intelligence; NHS Shared Business Services working together with numerous partners such as Abbey HR, Advanced Computer Services, Deloitte, Dell and Shulmans; SSG Health, Surrey County Council and Optum, which has BT, KPMG, Healthskills, NHS Greater Manchester CSU, Hanover Media and CSC as supply chain partners.

NHS England also named 26 bidders that made the quality criteria for Lots 2a and 2b. Providers in these lots would supply commissioning support services for medicines management and supporting the assessment of continuing healthcare and individual funding requests.

Capita, Optum, IntraHealth, Gateshead CBC, Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council, Surrey County Council and UK Independent Medical are the non-NHS organisations named in these lots.

NHS England said that the Lead Provider Framework “will cut bureaucracy”.


Related articles:

Posted on: 07/08/2014

Latest news stories

21/05/2019
Healthcare real estate investment trust Assura has reported an increase in profits and revenues as a result of portfolio growth in its full-year results for the 12 months ended 31 March 2019.
21/05/2019
UK skincare specialist group sk:n has acquired Destination Skin, a chain of 16 aesthetic skincare clinics, with ambitious plans to open new clinics under both brands in the coming months.
21/05/2019
There have been 77 transactions in the global IVF and fertility market since 2009, with M&A activity peaking in 2018, finds new analysis.
20/05/2019
Totally, a provider of out-of-hospital services, is in the advanced stages of acquiring Greenbrook Healthcare, a primary care organisation which operates across London.
16/05/2019
Swanton Care & Community has acquired specialist adult residential and supported living providers Values in Care and GRS Care.


Civica


HealthInvestor blog
As the self-pay care home market booms, the state-funded sector is under increasing pressure to survive. The government must act to ensure a dignified and secure future for all our older citizens

Click here to view the HealthInvestor blog


An electronics engineer, applying technology to break down the limits of care, improve patient outcomes and change lives for the better… Also, named on the Sunday Times Maserati 100, its annual list of entrepreneurs
James Allen joined the National Care Group as chief executive in April, but new to the post doesn’t mean new to the sector. With a fresh pair of eyes, he discusses provision and trends in the adult social care sector with Marie Cahalane
Horizon chief executive Paul Callander talks to Marie Cahalane about children’s services and analyses funding and provision – as we eagerly await the social care Green Paper
The UK medicinal cannabis sector is becoming mainstream as a result of changes to the law, a growing body of scientific research and evolving social attitudes. While not without its challenges and risks, it already offers a range of opportunities for investors that are likely to increase over time. Catherine Gooderham asks, where do the investment opportunities lie?
The European care market remains active, the result of growing demand, well-entrenched multiples, and the potential for growth through pan-European expansion. Marie Cahalane considers market opportunities and examines the prospects for UK operators

Click here to search all feature articles



Something new...

We've entered the era of the app - there seems to be one for everything and health is no different. Gus Booth-Clibborn, co-founder and chief executive of Tomo, talks mental health and 'appiness with Marie Cahalane
Read more


Christie + Co

my images



Care homes
While the self-pay care and nursing home market is seeing record levels of investment, the UK state-pay system is on its knees with operators struggling to survive as local government payments fall well below the true cost of care. Rob Munro reports on the crisis engulfing a market worth nearly £16 billion a year
Read more