NHS SBS launches new Workforce Wellbeing Framework Agreement
Procuring Occupational Health, Employee Assistance Programmes & Optical Services is set to become quicker and easier, thanks to a new framework agreement launched today by NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS).
The Workforce Wellbeing framework agreement includes all the lots previously covered by the Occupational Health and Wellbeing framework, but also includes optical services for eye care services on or off site.
The framework can be used by all public sector organisations, including local authorities, NHS organisations, educational institutions, the emergency services and others. Organisations may choose to make a direct award to a supplier of their choice, or run a mini-competition to assess the suppliers and drive additional benefits.
Peter Akid, Director of Procurement at NHS Shared Business Services, explained:
"The new Workforce Wellbeing framework agreement has four Lots, covering Occupational Health, Employee Assistance Programmes, Occupational Health and EAP combined and Optical Services. All suppliers on the framework are carefully assessed for both quality and value. We are confident that using this framework will allow organisations to focus on proactive health and wellbeing, fostering a healthy and motivated workforce that can ultimately deliver enhanced productivity and reducing sickness levels."
Suppliers on the Framework include:
Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Mid Cheshire Hospitals Foundation Trust
Network of Staff Supporters
People Asset Management
Smart Employee Eyecare
Solent NHS Trust
Stockport NHS Trust
Wrightington Wigan and Leigh FT
For more information about the Workforce Wellbeing Framework, visit https://www.sbs.nhs.uk/proc-fas-workforce-wellbeing-services
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