NHS England opens ‘Federated Data Platform’ market engagement

NHS England has opened a pre-market engagement process to develop a ‘Federated Data Platform’, ahead of an anticipated tender process up to the value of £240million.

The organisation is holding an online session for prospective suppliers to take place 13 April, 2:00pm – 4:00pm.

At this stage and before opening a procurement process, the data platform is planned to be an ‘ecosystem of technologies and services implemented’ across the NHS in England. It will be formed based on five use cases to include:

  • Population health and person insight
  • Care coordination (ICS)
  • Elective recovery (Trust)
  • Vaccines and immunisation and
  • Supply Chain

The opportunity notice states: “It is anticipated that the scope of this procurement will comprise two lots; the Federated Data Platform itself, with ICS integration and consultancy and communications support for ICS implementation and adoption​; and privacy-enhancing technology.”

To find out more on the information notice please click here, or for details on the online briefing session, please click here. 

In other news, a team of clinicians and researchers across north west London are developing a new system to provide hospital admission data in real-time for partners across its Integrated Care System, and a report on how the safety and security of health data use can be improved – ‘Better, broader, safer: using health data for research and analysis’ – has been published.