NHSE/D/X & HEE merger contract awarded

PA Consulting, an innovation and transformation consultancy, has been awarded a contract to support the preparation of the merger of NHS Digital, NHSX, Health Education England and NHS England.  

The contract award, published 4 April 2022, will see the consultancy company work on ‘the initial phase of work’ for 6-9 months.

Split into three parts, the project will include ‘programme management’, ‘baselining/detailed assessment of the existing functions of each organisation’, and ‘organisational design work to determine how the four organisations will come together’ as part of its future working model.

The notice states the contract started 18 February 2022 and is due to end on 31 October 2022, worth a total of £1,985,400.

In November 2021, HTN sought comment from health tech experts and healthcare professionals across industry, the NHS, and beyond to find out their views on the NHSX/D merger with NHS England – with many sending in their views and perspectives.

In other related-news, a new programme led by Tim Ferris, Director of Transformation at NHS England and Improvement, to share ideas on recovering services, redesigning care delivery and addressing health inequalities, has launched.