The NHS is seeing significant technological adoptions. From algorithm-assisted diagnosis to electronic patient records, digital transformation is commonplace.

The requisite skills and expertise are not always in place in-house to support the implementation and operation of these digital transformation projects and initiative, which in turn can compromise patient safety and care.

The Digital Health Advisory Services Framework Agreement helps the NHS augment the digital, data and technology (DDaT) skills and capabilities of its workforce. It provides a simple and cost-effective means to address the NHS’ immediate and short term DDaT expertise needs at pace, compliantly and cost-effectively.

Framework Agreement Information

What dates is the framework agreement active?
25 March 2024 – 24 March 2026
(with two optional 12-month extensions)

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

What does this framework agreement cover?

  • Lot 1 – Specialist clinical and healthcare digital consulting
    This lot is specific to services provided in the clinical and healthcare environment, and includes, but is not limited to specialist consultancy and advisory services related to the design, application, and delivery of clinical and healthcare solutions in any or all health and social care settings using digital technologies.
  • Lot 2 – Clinical and digital health delivery and augmentation
    Provides specialist services to support and develop the transformation of digital solution, systems and application capabilities within a clinical and healthcare environment (covering any or all health and social care settings), by providing temporary, high-quality resource to supplement the NHS digital workforce, providing skills that are not available in house.
  • Lot 3 – Clinical data science & population health analytics
    Provides specialist services to advise and support the development of data architecture and information management structures and strategies within a clinical and healthcare environment in any or all health and social care settings. Examples of solutions include data science capability – applying data science in practice and translating data into patient benefit. Skills comprising of data engineering, statistical analysis, machine learning models and data visualisation.
  • Lot 4 – Digital skills in healthcare
    Provides specialist services that enable the upskilling and development of technical and related skills to the digital workforce in a clinical and healthcare environment (covering any and all health and social care settings). The purpose of this lot is to provide training and knowledge transfer packages to NHS organisations based around enhancement or development of digital skills.

What are the benefits of using this framework agreement?
Ability to respond to workforce challenges with competitive rates for short term augmented resource.

Access to SMEs with specialisms in digital skills and systems development.

Supports digital adoption by pairing organisations with the right expertise to deliver their requirements.

Ability to address internal digital, data and technology profession (DDaT) skills shortages through access to external training providers to develop in-house capability.

Customers are able to make a direct award to a supplier without the need to go to further competition.

Opportunity to run a further competition to meet the bespoke requirements of each trust and drive down pricing.

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Supplier Details

Adecco UK Ltd Ernst & Young LLP Mott MacDonald Limited
Airelogic Limited Evolution Recruitment Solutions NHS Arden & Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support Unit
Akeso & Co Fraser Nash Consulting Ltd NHS South, Central and West
Apira Limited Healthcare Innovation Consortium Nordic Global
Atos IT Services Ltd Hyper Talent Solutions Ltd North of England Commissioning Support Unit (NECS)
Axiologik Limited Impelsys Inc Practicus Limited
Blum Health Ltd Kainos UK Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust
Burendo Ltd KCL Digital Smart Co Consulting Limited
Carnall Farrar Ltd KPMG LLP St. Vincent’s Consulting Ltd
Channel 3 Consulting Mastek (UK) Ltd Storm ID Ltd
Cognizant Worldwide Limited Maxwell Stanley Consulting The HCI Group, a Tech Mahindra Company
Deloitte LLP McKinsey and Company Zaizi Limited
Ember Technology Ltd Moorhouse Consulting Zensar Technologies (UK) Ltd

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