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Digital and IT Framework Agreements

The Digital & IT Category in NHS SBS Procurement provides deep category-specific insight, expertise and support aligned to category management principles across all procurement services NHS SBS provides, whether that be advisory, procurement as a service, or access to framework agreements.

Our vision is to help the NHS and wider Public Sector across the UK improve patient and social care through use of technology and achieve data-driven digital transformation. We aim to enable government to leverage, through compliant procurement and 3rd party supply chain, its investments in the health and social care system to enhance digital capability & resilience at national, regional and local level.

We offer rich, insightful, leading edge, value based, policy aligned solutions. Our UK Public Sector ICT spend under management is hundreds of millions of pounds across a category portfolio of ten technology framework agreements covering a range of product and service areas: Cloud, Cyber Security, Digital Workplace, Technology Enabled Care and Healthcare Clinical Tech. Customers achieve significant savings by using our frameworks and can be assured that awarded suppliers have been reviewed and assured using stringent quality metrics.

We act as a trusted commercial 'go to' partner for our NHS and wider Public Sector customers at national, regional and local levels. We collaborate strategically with suppliers, such as global tech brands and innovative SMEs, to support and enhance their commercial go-to market supply strategy. We work alongside partners, such as NHS Digital, NHS X, NHS E/I, AHSNs and NOE CPC, to co-create collaborative, transformative solutions for the NHS and wider Public Sector.

Framework Agreements within Digital and IT

Digital and IT Framework Agreements

Our Digital Health & Social Care Frameworks are most commonly used by NHS or social care organisations across all healthcare settings - primary, secondary, community & social care, including local authorities. Technology solutions procured are patient facing and leverage data and technology to improve patient care.

Audio Visual Solutions and Integrated Operating Theatres

Communication Appointment Reminder Alert Services 2

Healthcare Clinical Information Systems

Medicines Management Prescribing Decision Support Systems 2

Technology Enabled Care Services

Our Digital Workplace and Workforce Frameworks are common technology enablers, they provide tools and resources for NHS employees and clinical staff but are also heavily used by the entire UK Public Sector. These deliver the associated infrastructure to underpin a customer's digital transformation journey.

Cyber Security Services

Cloud Solutions

Digital Dictation, Speech Recognition and Outsourced Transcription

Digital Workplace: Hardware (Link 3)

Digital Workplace Solutions

Five key advantages of using these frameworks

  • Access to vetted Suppliers in the Digital & IT market, solutions co-created with NHS partners such as NHS Digital
  • Savings to be achieved through using competitive Framework pricing
  • Opportunities to undertake collaborative procurement initiatives, aligned to wider Digital Strategy
  • IT Sourcing experts at hand to discuss your requirements and guide you through route to market options
  • Free to access and use for NHS & wider public sector

Who is in the team?

LinkedIn LogoSenior Category Manager
Adam Nickerson

Adam is a Digital & IT Leader specialising in commercial, technical, and programme delivery assurance. As a sourcing & transformation specialist, he loves helping organisations in Healthcare and wider Public Services:

  • use technology to improve the lives of their patients, citizens and workforce
  • deliver outcomes from robust commercial deals.

At NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS), Adam leads a team of Digital & IT procurement specialists. Prior to this, over 14 years in technology consulting, he provided IT strategy, procurement advice and delivered large complex IT change programmes for a range of private and Public Sector clients across the UK and internationally including NHS, Local Authorities, Department of Health (Ambulance Radio Programme) and Ministry of Defence.

Digital Health & Social Care Frameworks

LinkedIn LogoAndrew Payne
Principal Category Manager
Category Managers and Category Buyers in supporting roles

Digital Workplace & Workforce Frameworks

LinkedIn LogoCarolyn Lawton
Principal Category Manager
Category Managers and Category Buyers in supporting roles

How can the team be contacted?

Click here to contact the Digital and IT Team Digital Framework Enquiry

News articles

£250M savings opportunity for NHS and wider public sector after launch of new Digital Hardware Framework

£75M savings opportunity for NHS and wider public sector after launch of new digital workplace framework

New framework to help protect NHS and public sector against cyber threats

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