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

26/02/2020
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has called for leaders across adult social care to work together to create a culture of openness concerning sexuality and relationships – while ensuring service users are protected from sexual harm.
26/02/2020
The Priory Group has opened a walk-in Wellbeing Centre in Bristol to meet increasing demand for mental health services in South West England.
25/02/2020
Small business owners are calling on the government to introduce a ‘social care visa’ in a bid to ease the recruitment crisis in the sector.
21/02/2020
Care Innovation Hub (CIH) has relaunched its Social Care Challenge for the third year running.
21/02/2020
Children’s mental health provider St Andrew’s Healthcare, which had “repeated and systemic failings” in its governance, is to overhaul its current services.


Civica


HealthInvestor blog
This time last year, our editorial addressed the persistent and growing crisis in both residential and domiciliary adult social care in England...

Click here to view the HealthInvestor blog


When the US short-seller Carson Block and his Muddy Waters organisation took aim at the FTSE 100 company NMC Health, there was always going to be blood on the carpet. It was just a case of whose. Rob Munro reports
People with learning disabilities, autism and mental illness require independence to lead fulfilling lives and Eden Futures was established not only to provide supported living, but also to advocate for people with complex needs, reports Kathy Oxtoby
Visionable’s Alan Lowe talks to Jenna Lomax about helping the NHS to access digital technology and how his company’s 5G ambulance initiative will impact the NHS and the wider healthcare sector
Circle Health has completed the acquisition of healthcare giant, BMI Healthcare. Jenna Lomax takes a look back at both company’s histories and asks, why now?
After its landslide victory at the general election, Jenna Lomax looks at what the new Conservative government could do to resolve England’s growing social care crisis

Click here to search all feature articles



Deal in the spotlight

Circle Health has completed the acquisition of healthcare giant, BMI Healthcare. Jenna Lomax takes a look back at both company's histories and asks, why now?
Read more


Christie + Co


Domiciliary Care
Rob Munro talks to the head of one of the country's leading domiciliary care providers about challenges and opportunities in a sector where many companies have foundered
Read more