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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



WINNER Shared Service Centre of the Year - GSA Awards

WINNER Technology Enabled Project of the Year - GSA Awards

FINALIST Best Procurement Delivery - UK National GO AwardsFINALIST Health Supply Chain & Pharmaceutical Award - Supply Chain Excellence Awards

HIGHLY COMMENDED Best Use of AI & Automation Tools - Health Tech Awards


2 x FINALIST Best Solution for Clinicians and Best Health Tech Solution of the Year - Health Tech Awards

GSA Winner 2022GO Awards Finalist 2022Supply Chain Excellence 2022

HTN Awards 2022


WINNER GSA Professional Awards - Shared Services Team of the YearWINNER 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

GSA Winner 2021HTN Awards 2021Public Finance Awards 2021Europe's Best Workplaces 2021


WINNER Excellent Use of Data - Forward Healthcare AwardsWINNER Generation CFO - Team of the YearCertified as a Great Place to WorkWINNER GSA UK professional awards - Best Employee Focussed Response (to COVID-19)
Forward Healthcare AwardGeneration CFOGPTW Certified 2022GSA Winner 2020


WINNER GSA Professional Awards - Best Overall Company Response (to COVID-19)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 Awards
GSA Winner 2020Finance Leader of the Year, Stephen SutcliffePublic Finance Awards 2020SSON European Awards


WINNER Efficiency savings of the year - Health Tech AwardsWINNER Excellence in Procurement Award - HCSAWINNER Emerging Talent Award - HCSA

HIGHLY COMMENDED NHS in the North Excellence in Supply Awards

HTN Awards 2020HCSA - Procurement Excellence AwardHCSA - Emerging Talent Award

Excellence in Supply Awards


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Annual Reports

NHS SBS Ltd 2019 (PDF) [440KB]

NHS SBS Ltd 2018 (PDF) [4MB]

NHS SBS Ltd 2017 (PDF) [3MB]

NHS SBS Ltd 2016 (PDF) [4MB]

NHS SBS Ltd 2015 (PDF) [1MB]

NHS SBS Ltd 2014 (PDF) [1MB]

NHS SBS Ltd 2013 (PDF) [677KB]

NHS SBS Ltd 2012 (PDF) [541KB]

NHS SBS Ltd 2011 (PDF) [305KB]

NHS SBS Ltd 2010 (PDF) [369KB]


IG Statement

NHS SBS Statement on Counter Fraud (PDF) [186KB]