HealthTrust Europe to establish framework agreement for additional capacity planning services including remote monitoring and virtual care

HealthTrust Europe LLP, on behalf on Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust, is looking to establish a framework agreement worth an estimated £8,250 million, for the supply of additional capacity planning services including virtual consultations and remote patient monitoring.

The virtual consultation lot highlights a need for tenderers to offer a solution that allows the patient or their carer to access a platform to input information for review, along with the option for a virtual consultation.

With regards to remote monitoring equipment, the notice specifies that along with enabling the monitoring of patient health data outside of a clinical setting, the devices and/or systems must be able to collect data and “promptly translate into a useable format that assists caregivers in deciding the appropriate course of action”.

On remote monitoring services, the procurement must enable the healthcare providers to insource the full range of elective surgical and medical specialties offered under the NHS Tariff Payment System. Tenderers must be able to assist healthcare providers in reducing waitlists by maximising the use of internal spare capacity, improving the management of patient flow to support better direction for care coordination resources, and provide a patient-focused and consultant-led insourced solution.

Other lots included in the opportunity include modular buildings, operating theatre services, devices, consumables and equipment, and managed services.

The deadline to apply is 8 August at 5pm, with invitations to tender estimated for 11 September. The framework is to run for an initial period 12 months with the option to extend up to maximum of 48 months; click here to access the notice in full.

In other news from Mid and South Essex, in May we covered how the ICS commissioned the introduction of a patient portal to provide patients with assess to their medical data along with engagement tools including shared care plans, symptom tracking and messaging functionality to communicate with healthcare professionals. Earlier in the year, in February, we highlighted Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust’s introduction of artificial intelligence to predict likely missed appointments, taking into account external insights including the weather and traffic to identify where and why an appointment might be missed.

We also recently interviewed Preeti Sud, the trust’s director of strategy and innovation. Preeti discussed the trust’s work around population health management, her experiences working on large-scale transformation and more; catch up here.