Advanced Health & Care secures place on NHS Shared Business Services framework


Solutions selected for NHS SBS framework worth up to £1.25billion

Advanced Health & Care has been named as an approved supplier on the NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) Healthcare Clinical Information Systems framework.

The new framework, which has been divided into six lots, is valued at up to £1.25billion.

Advanced is one of 26 suppliers to have been chosen for the framework, which will operate for four years with a potential two-year extension and is free for any NHS organisation to access.

The framework has been launched to offer providers a more cost-effective means of procurement by ensuring they do not have to undertake the full OJEU process, which can be significantly more expensive, to tender for healthcare systems. Instead, NHS providers can localise their technology requirements and hold mini competitions among suppliers listed on the framework that can be completed in a shorter timeframe and at a much-reduced cost.

Advanced will provide its Adastra and Carenotes clinical patient management systems, along with its integrated mobile solutions, on four of the framework’s lots which include: Core Clinical System requirements applicable to all NHS services (Lot 1), Integrated Emergency Care System provision (Lot 2), Child Health System provision (Lot 4) and E-Prescribing System provision applicable to all e-Prescribing requirements in the NHS (Lot 6).

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Jim Chase, managing director of Advanced, said: “We are very pleased to be included on the SBS framework. By reducing the time it takes to procure our market leading and interoperable clinical solutions, NHS providers can take advantage of significant efficiency savings and extend these benefits to improving patient care much sooner than was possible before.”