Outsourced Clinical Services
Framework Agreement Description
The Outsourced Clinical Services Framework provides a compliant route to market for approved organisations to procure quality, value for money outsourced clinical services. The framework agreement allows approved organisations to retain capacity planning in-house and ensure patients can be seen within suitable and compliant timeframes to help reduce waiting lists. Approved organisations will be able to provide additional clinical capacity by allowing patients to be seen and treated at the alternative providers own facilities. The framework was tendered under the 'Light Touch Regime', meaning there will be an opportunity at extension to re-open the award and add further providers to the framework agreement.
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Framework Agreement Information
When does it start?
The agreement is valid from 01 May 2020 and expires on 30 April 2024 (inc. extensions)
Who can take advantage of the framework?
All Public Sector Organisations across the UK
What does the framework cover?
The Outsourced Clinical Services Framework allows approved organisations to purchase additional clinical capacity and allow patients to be seen and treated by an alternative provider at their facilities for either the full patient pathway or elements of it as required.
Clinical services cover all HRG codes and Treatment Function Codes, all clinical specialties, as well as additional services such as administrative support, patient booking services, theatre provision and support.
• Clinical Services covering all HRG Codes and
• Treatment Function Codes
• Full national coverage across all STP Regions
• Pathology and laboratory services and testing
• Additional support services
• Triage, pre-assessments and post-operative follow ups and physiotherapy
• Administrative services
• Patient booking services and communications
• Facilities, theatre and equipment provision
• Step down and recovery beds
• Discount structure depending on requirements
What are the benefits of using the framework?
• ABILITY TO PURCHASE ADDITIONAL CLINICAL CAPACITY
Allows approved organisations to purchase additional clinical capacity while retaining capacity planning in house, allowing patients to be seen and treated within compliant timeframes.
• WAITING LIST REDUCTION
Allows approved organisations to reduce waiting lists by allowing patients to be seen and treated by an alternative provider.
• WIDE RANGE OF PROVIDERS, SPECIALTIES AND SERVICES
Wide range of providers from NHS Trusts to small and large independent sector providers with the ability to provide all HRG and TF Codes with providers covering all STP regions.
Opportunity to run a mini-competition off the back of the framework agreement, in order to meet the bespoke requirements of each Trust.
• SUPPLIER FLEXIBILITY
The agreement gives freedom and flexibility for all participating Authorities to choose the suppliers they wish and direct award within the remit of the agreement.
• OJEU AVOIDANCE
A detailed procurement exercise has taken place to ensure that suppliers selected are appropriate in terms of meeting all legislative requirements and therefore no formal tendering is required, saving valuable time and money in the procurement process.
• AGILE FRAMEWORK
The appointed suppliers will be able to bring forward new products and services throughout the life of the agreement.
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