£3 billion worth of NHS cash goes to framework

A group of London NHS trusts has allocated more than £3 billion on a framework contract.

The deal is split into lots of Information Management, Governance and Technology consultancy, transformation consultancy, data access, security, helpdesk, device management, IT hardware, asset management, general IT software, finance software, procurement software, CRM, and project management software.

The trusts, lead by Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, as hosts of NHS London Procurement Partnership, are splashing out on “innovation” such as chatbots, blockchain, RPA, and AI.

The NHS London Procurement Partnership includes trust and commissioning groups from across the capital, including London Ambulance Service NHS Trust and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. It also has members from elsewhere in England including Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and NHS Blood and Transplant.

Among the contract winners are the usual suspects, such as Deloitte, Capita Business Service, Fujitsu Services, Atos IT Services, but also  Manchester’s 4net Technologies, Adappt Ltd and Liverpool’s Aimes Management Services.