Did not Attends (DNAs) cost the NHS over £300 million a year. One of the biggest contributors to this cost is empty operating theatres, which cost thousands of pounds every day. With theatre departments focused on efficiency to reduce elective care waiting lists, patients cancelling means an operating theatre could be sat empty, instead of effectively working to tackle elective recovery.

By implementing an integrated theatre system, it enables streamlined collaboration by providing up-to-date patient information between departments to allow increased productivity. This can help consultants, surgeons and other medical staff make more informed decisions about the correct treatment for the patient, as they have immediate access to the patient’s medical history.

An integrated operating room requires less time to prepare for every surgery than a typical operating room due to direct connectivity with other hospital equipment, devices and information systems. Our Audio Visual Solutions and Integrated Operating Theatres 2 Framework Agreement can deliver this, enhancing efficiency, communication, and overall performance during surgical procedures.

Framework Agreement Information

What is the framework agreement duration?
17 November 2023 – 16 November 2025
(with possible extension up to 16 November 2027)

Who can take advantage of the framework agreement?
All NHS and public sector organisations across the United Kingdom

What does this framework agreement cover?
Integration of audio visual solutions into operating theatres, such as high specification diagnostic and theatre imaging solutions. Connection of operating theatres with multi-disciplinary team rooms (MDT) for specialist collaboration across multiple sites. Provision for patient check-in, patient entertainment and digital signage solutions.

The framework agreement has been structured in the following lots:

  • Lot 1: Integrated Operating Theatres
  • Lot 2: Multi-Disciplinary Team Room and Conferencing Facility Room
  • Lot 3: TV/AV Products
  • Lot 4: Digital Signage
  • Lot 5: Bedside Entertainment Systems
  • Lot 6: Patient Check-In Devices

What are the benefits of using this framework agreement?
Efficient – FTS compliant Process
Reduced time and resource overhead for procurement

Specifically developed for the NHS
Developed utilising input and expertise from NHS stakeholders.
Predictable pricing models with a readymade contracting model in place

Two routes to market
Further Competition
Direct Award through a published catalogue of goods and services

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