South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw ICS opens digital solutions market engagement

South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System (SYB) has opened a market engagement activity to assess the current capability to deliver a series of digital solutions to support the local population.

Led by NHS South, Central and West CSU, a pre-procurement notice on-behalf of the ICS has been released, with an invitation to tender for the opportunity set to open in the first quarter of 2022.

To support the market engagement activity, which is open until 20 December, a questionnaire has been released to assess market capability and also to explore contractual models to support the delivery of critical success factors for SYB. It’s then intended for the responses to form a market analysis report.

Last year, SYB published its vision for a common digital offer for the SYB public, recognising the need for “a single, common and co-ordinated set of digital capabilities, services and standards for the public”.

The questionnaire aims to understand solutions on offer, including details of how supplier solutions are being used in wider system settings, such as between primary and secondary care, or between local authority and health provisions.

Forming part of its Digital Services for Our Public (DSOP) programme, the ICS has a budget of up to £40 million, over five years.

In other news for the ICS, funding was recently awarded by NHSX to support a remote monitoring programme for its cardiac rehabilitation services, hosted by Sheffield CCG. Meanwhile, at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals, its Digital Transformation Team has implemented a new electronic referral process for cancer patients.