Supplementary Healthcare Services (outsourcing)

01/08/2019 - 31/07/2023

This free to access framework aims to support the increasingly popular use of in-sourcing across the NHS to secure extra clinical capacity to meet increasing demand.

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NHS trusts, mental health trusts and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) have an increasing requirement for fully-compliant supplementary solutions for the delivery of patient care, to help ensure Key Performance Indicators are maintained. 

This short to medium-term solution allows trusts to retain capacity planning in-house and ensure patients can be seen. 

The framework agreement, covering a range of procedures under the Light Touch Regime, includes the provision of clinical services to assist with meeting waiting time targets and other pressures by utilising the services of other providers off NHS premises. It covers the below specialities (adult and paediatric):

  • Cardiology Diagnostics
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Endoscopy
  • ENT
  • General surgery
  • Gynaecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Physiotherapy
  • Urology

The specialities listed are not exhaustive and others may be commissioned under the framework agreement.

The Supplementary Healthcare (insourcing) framework now sits with the NHS Workforce Alliance Portfolio, click here to view the framework.

  • A cost-effective solution, with costs being either at, or a discount from, tariff

  • A compliant process has been undertaken with providers able to meet this requirement

  • Ensures consistent standards with regard to the delivery of these services and compliance with NHS requirements

  • Increased visibility of the patient pathway and greater resilience of local services

  • The ability to contract with providers to the market on bespoke terms and conditions which incorporate flow-through as applicable from the NHS Standard Contract

  • Cash releasing

  • Assist trusts in better achieving internal KPIs

  • Call-off terms and conditions enhanced to incorporate the specific requirements when procuring a clinical service.

  • Alliance Medical Ltd
  • BMI Healthcare
  • Pioneer Healthcare Ltd
  • Practice Plus Group (Care UK)
  • Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Xyla Diagnostics (formerly ICS Operations Ltd)

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