Introduction from David Morris
Welcome to the Summer edition of our newsletter!
It's been a busy few months here at NHS SBS, with lots of new products and services coming on stream.
Foremost amongst these is our MySBSPay app, which represents a new departure for us - the provision of a service directly to NHS staff. The app is completely free, totally secure, and enables users to quickly and easily check and compare their pay slips, ask simple questions and view their P60. Over the weeks ahead we're planning more functionality, as well as lifestyle features such as retail discounts. From a national perspective, it responds to the principles of the Five Year Forward View, whereby NHS organisations are being encouraged to use technology and information to improve ways of working.
Another first is our work to support the government's expansion of Personal Health Budgets (PHBs), which enable patients and carers to exercise greater choice and control over how their needs are met. Our eMarketplace, PHBChoices, means budget holders can easily purchase the products and services they need - whether that's daily living products, the services of a personal assistant or a reporting tool. We're now proposing to complement this with an online service enabling prospective budget holders to check their eligibility and allowing budget holders - and people who self-fund - to share their stories and further facilitate the delivery of care and services.
Finally, in this edition, Stephen Sutcliffe, our director of Finance & Accounting, gives us an.....interesting......insight into his relationship with his phone.
As ever, if you have any questions or comments, we'd love to hear from you. Just email SBS-W.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a great summer!
Managing Director, NHS Shared Business Services