Essential reading for the healthcare business
 
 
Remember me:
Skip Navigation LinksHealthInvestor article
Capita, Optum and private sector consortium selected for lead provider framework

NHS England has announced which organisations have made it onto its Lead Provider Framework to offer support services to clinical commissioning groups.

Capita Business Services, Optum and the MBED consortium, which is made up of Mouchel, BDO, Engine and Dr Foster, were the only private providers to be chosen of the seven non-NHS organisations shortlisted last year.

All three were listed to provide end-to-end support services, while Optum and Capita were also selected for the list of providers of medicine management services too.

The lead provider framework is designed to provide clinical commissioning groups (CCG) with a small number of NHS-accredited firms to help them run their commissioning processes.

NHS England intends to cut bureaucracy with this method by encouraging CCGs to use the listed providers when the current service level agreements between CCGs and commissioning support units (CSUs) run out. Many of them are due to end in April 2016 and must be openly tendered out due to EU law.

NHS England anticipates that between £3 billion to £5 billion of services will be procured through the framework as a result.

Bob Ricketts, director of commissioning support services (pictured), said: “I’m delighted about the range of quality providers that have made it onto the framework. I genuinely believe that these organisations have brought together the best services in the market to offer commissioners everything they need to deliver the vision of the ‘Five year forward view’.


Related articles:

Posted on: 06/02/2015

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