Secondary Care

£400m tender announced by Manchester University NHS FT

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust has begun an open procurement process with interested suppliers for a future Electronic Patient Record solution.

MFT is now the largest Trust in the UK and is responsible for running a family of nine hospitals across six separate sites, providing a wide range of services.

The Trust in its tender documentation is seeking to:

  • Improve the patient experience, for example, by reducing the need for patients to give the same information to different member of staff  and reducing delays in accessing paper medical records
  • Enable staff to access the information they need to care for patients wherever and whenever they need it
  • Support staff to work more efficiently and free up time for face-to-face patient care
  • Improve patient safety by alerting potential medication error, allergies, healthcare-acquired infection risks
  • Help to improve the quality of care provided through clinical decision support and reducing unwarranted clinical variation in treatment.

The maximum value of the tender is £400m, this includes contract extensions beyond the initial 15 year term and would support any future reconfiguration of healthcare in Greater Manchester. MFT expects the initial contracted solution to cost less than this. Funding has been applied for an initial £50m capital through the NHS Independent Trust Financing Facility.