Clinical Digital Health Solutions framework opens for clinical and care based digital solutions

The latest Clinical Digital Health Solutions Framework opportunity has opened, with focus on the “next generation clinical digital solutions for the Integrated Health Economy framework”.

Worth an estimated value of £2 billion, the framework from the NHS London Procurement Partnership is to open in March 2024, and run to March 2026. It seeks to support the ambitions of the NHS Long Term Plan, providing a route to market for clinical and care based digital solutions.

The scope of the framework spans: electronic patient record system including PAS, acute, mental, community, ambulance EPR’s; pathology systems solutions; radiology systems solutions; pharmacy systems solutions; patient support systems solutions; and specialist system solutions.

The closing date to apply is 13 November 2023. To find out more, view the opportunity notice here.

Last week, the Department of Health and Social Care announced a £30 million funding programme inviting integrated care systems to submit bids for digital projects. The funding opportunity is based on local need, which the Government notes could cover technology to support wait lists, virtual wards, wearable devices to monitor chronic conditions remotely, support diagnosis, the expansion of 3D checks for cancer tests or logistics solutions such as the use of drones.

In August NHS SBS announced a tender worth an estimated £1.5 billion for the provision of digital workplace solutions. NHS SBS notes that “the scope of the intended framework agreement is wide” will include bespoke software development; COTS software licensing; infrastructure equipment supply; infrastructure support and maintenance; infrastructure management services for equipment and software; fixed communication services; mobile communication services; and more.