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March 2017 Overview

Welcome to March's newsletter, where you can read an update on NHS Shared Business Services strategic direction, along with new innovations and services that focus on making processes simpler for you - our customers. Below are all the featured articles in this month's newsletter, click through on the headlines to read the full articles.

Our Transformational Strategy

An update from our Managing Director about the direction of travel we have embarked upon over the last 12-months.

Procurement frameworks saving £40 million for the NHS

Read the article to find out more about our two exciting new revolutionary online marketplaces we are delivering to the healthcare market; PHBChoices for personal health budget holders and The Edge for Health to support better procurement for NHS organisations and their suppliers.

CSH Surrey joins Employment Services

CSH Surrey, the award winning community healthcare provider, joins the growing list of clients for our Payroll provision in Employment Services. The five-year contract is expected to go live from 01 April 2017. The contract was awarded under the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership (SSOTP) framework, which allows clients to buy our services without the need to go through a formal tendering process, saving time and money. Through the contract, Employment Services will pay over 1500 employees per month including 300 weekly temporary and agency workers.

Realising millions from transforming procurement in the NHS

Over the last three-years our 70 consolidated framework agreements have saved our clients over £40 million. These frameworks, all fully compliant with UK and EU procurement legislation, enable NHS organisations and other public sector bodies, to buy goods and services in a way that saves time and money.

Using our knowledge and expertise to strategically partner with STPs

Our Sustainability and Transformation Team have strategically partnered with one of the most prominent national STPs to help them respond to the challenge set by NHS England under the introduction of the new Sustainability and Transformation Plans to restore and maintain financial balance and support the delivery of productivity savings through back office rationalisation.

Workforce Consultancy working with clients to reduce requirement on bank and agency

Our new workforce consultancy service has supported a number of NHS hospitals to establish their weekly payroll service, reducing the requirement for agency staff freeing up monies and resources to spend on in-house resource. Read the article to see the various consultancy services we can offer to provide standalone support to your organisation or be procured as part of a package of services.

We value your feedback, and would like to hear what you want to see included within future editions of NHS SBS News. Please send any comments to us at:

sbs-w.corporatemarketing@nhs.net

 

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