NHS London Procurement Partnership invites tenders for health and social care apps

The NHS London Procurement Partnership is working with ORCHA to help 46 organisations, including Trusts and CCGs across London and the South, to introduce safe apps into practice.

The NHS London Procurement Partnership (NHS LPP) develops and manages collaborative procurement projects on behalf of its members, including NHS clinical commissioning groups and acute, community, mental health and ambulance trusts.

The centre aims to deliver sustainable cost savings and service improvements to the procurement of digital technology and also workforce, medicines optimisation and pharmacy, and estates and facilities management.

In order to provide NHS healthcare providers and the wider health and social care economy with the safe and efficient roll-out of mHealth applications, NHS LPP is introducing a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) that will enable a streamlined and compliant route to market. As part of this opportunity, NHS LPP is inviting suppliers to submit apps for inclusion in the DPS.

All apps that apply will undergo an assessment by the Organisation for the Review of Care and Health Apps (ORCHA) and this will inform the selection decision made by NHS LPP. ORCHA’s review will look at 260 aspects of each app.

The programme is looking to include apps that address all conditions supported by the NHS and the health and social care sector. This includes mental health, women’s health, child health, diabetes, blood pressure and more. Apps may support the patient or the running of the organisation.

To apply, developers should first register as a supplier on the NHS LPP procurement portal Proactis. Full details can be found at:

More information can be found on the ORCHA Website, please click here.