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Established in 2005 by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) in a unique partnership with digital experts Sopra Steria, our services increase efficiency and quality, save time and money, and support world-class patient care.

Our unique joint venture means we reinvest a high percentage of revenue back into our services, allowing us to make significant capital investments at scale and at our own risk. Put simply, we invest so our clients don't have to.

The support we provide to the NHS - when and where our clients need it most - demonstrates our resilience and reliability, and has created a robust platform for a new era of co-designed services and solutions.

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Our vision

"Helping the NHS to save money and enhance quality so that the NHS can improve health, innovate to save lives and deliver better outcomes with care and compassion."


Helping our NHS colleagues respond to the Covid-19 pandemic, we:

  • Worked with NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE/I) to merge 74 CCG ledgers into 18 - and on day of 'Go Live' helped move a record amount of cash (£21bn) around the NHS
  • Processed more than 4,000 starters a week on behalf of NHS Professionals - an increase of more than 500%
  • Helped set up the NHS Nightingale hospitals
  • We worked remotely to process 164 weekly and monthly payrolls ensuring almost 400k employees across 90 different NHS organisations continued to be paid as normal

"We should use common services and build on stable and predictable platforms to help save money, reduce complexity and enable innovation."
The Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care,
In The future of healthcare: our vision for digital, data and technology in health and care (2018)



WINNER Overall Winner - Health Tech AwardsWINNER Covid-19 Public Finance Leader of the Year - Public Finance Awards

Listed Europe's 10th Best Multinational Workplace - Great Place to Work 2021 Best Workplaces™ in Europe

WINNER Excellent Use of Data - Forward Healthcare Awards

HTN Awards 2021Public Finance Awards 2021Europe's Best Workplaces 2021Forward Healthcare Award


WINNER Generation CFO - Team of the YearRanked 39th UK's Best Large Workplaces™ - Great Place to Work® 2021 UKWINNER GSA UK professional awards - Best Employee Focussed Response (to COVID-19)

WINNER GSA UK professional awards - Best Overall Company Response (to COVID-19)

Generation CFOGPTW UK’s Best Large WorkplacesGSAGSA


WINNER Finance Leader of the Year, Stephen Sutcliffe, SSON Future of Finance & CFO awards 2020WINNER Digital finance project of the year - Public Finance AwardsWINNER Business Transformation Impact Award - SSON European AwardsWINNER Efficiency savings of the year - Health Tech Awards
Finance Leader of the Year, Stephen SutcliffePublic Finance Awards 2020SSON European AwardsHTN Awards 2020


WINNER Excellence in Procurement Award - HCSAWINNER Emerging Talent Award - HCSA

HIGHLY COMMENDED NHS in the North Excellence in Supply Awards


HCSA - Procurement Excellence AwardHCSA - Emerging Talent Award

Excellence in Supply Awards



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Annual Reports

NHS SBS Ltd 2019 [440KB]

NHS SBS Ltd 2018 [4MB]

NHS SBS Ltd 2017 [3MB]

NHS SBS Ltd 2016 [4MB]

NHS SBS Ltd 2015 [1MB]

NHS SBS Ltd 2014 [1MB]

NHS SBS Ltd 2013 [677KB]

NHS SBS Ltd 2012 [541KB]

NHS SBS Ltd 2011 [305KB]

NHS SBS Ltd 2010 [369KB]


IG Statement

NHS SBS Statement on Counter Fraud [186KB]