When does it start?
1 February 2019 to the 31 January 2022 with the option to extend for a further 12 months to 2023
Who can take advantage?
All NHS and wider Public Sector Organisations across the UK
What does it cover?
This framework aims to support the increasingly popular use of Teleradiology services to meet the current and future needs of NHS radiology reporting and support early diagnosis of patients through the quick turnaround of medical imaging scans.
The framework covers the following service elements:-
• Provision of Emergency, Routine, Specialist and Backlog Teleradiology reporting
• Service provision 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
• Provision of both insourced on-site services and outsourced reporting services
• Reporting on CT, MRI and Plain film reporting services including but not limited to:
| - Nuclear Medicine|
- Urology & Gynaecology
- Calcium Scoring
| - Thoracic|
Why should I use it?
• WIDEST RANGE OF SUPPLIERS ON ANY FRAMEWORK IN THE MARKET
A range of 13 suppliers on the framework utilising both outsourced and insourced arrangements, providing 'on demand' teleradiology services for routine, emergency, specialist and backlog reporting.
• OUT OF HOURS
Services can include out of hours service provision to report on medical images 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, to provide a fast, responsive and quality assured service.
• REDUCED OVERHEADS
Teleradiology services provides radiology reporting electronically and so can result in reduced overheads.
• INCREASE CAPACITY
Enables Trusts to increase capacity to meet needs and increased national demand.
• NHS EXPERIENCED RADIOLOGISTS AND RADIOGRAPHERS
A minimum 2 years of NHS experience for all radiologist and radiographers through the framework.
• 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.
• DIRECT AWARD OR MINI-COMP
The agreement gives freedom and flexibility for all participating authorities to choose the suppliers they wish within the remit of the agreement and direct award without further competition.