You can access a range of service solutions to help you provide an end-to-end healthcare service. The service will be provided on your own premises and may use your own equipment.
Listed below are some of the healthcare specialities that this agreement can help provide solutions for:
- cardiology diagnostics: methods of identifying heart conditions
- diagnostic imaging: allows doctors to take images of inside the body and can help to diagnose medical conditions
- endoscopy: a medical procedure which allows doctors to see inside the body using an instrument called an endoscope
- ear, nose and throat: deals with the diagnosis, treatment and management of conditions affecting the ears, nose and throat
- general surgery
- ophthalmology: deals with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of the eye
- orthopaedics: treats injuries and diseases of your body’s musculoskeletal system and includes bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves
- physiotherapy: helps to restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability
This agreement is produced by the Workforce Alliance which consists of two public sector organisations:
- NHS Procurement in Partnership
- Crown Commercial Service (CCS)
Together we provide extensive expertise and experience to support customers using this agreement.
We will help NHS trusts to improve efficiency, save money and find effective service and staffing solutions. Workforce Alliance will explore the whole Health Workforce services portfolio to support future recruitment strategies in the NHS and the public sector.
Providers and commissioners of services are able to use this agreement, including:
- NHS foundation trusts
- NHS trusts
- special health authorities (such as the National Treatment Agency)
- acute sector (for example, hospitals)
- mental health related settings
- community health ambulance services
- care trusts (such as Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Trust)
- Clinical Commissioning Groups
- Integrated Care Systems
- Community Interest Companies
Where appropriate suppliers will offer managed solutions, which is where the full or partial patient pathway is managed by the supplier (for example, outpatients, diagnostics, survey, ward and non-clinical administration). The pathway is the route a patient will take from referral to completion of treatment.
We have awarded this agreement for an initial period of 2 years and will have the option of 2 further extensions each lasting for 1 year.
It will re-open at six-monthly intervals throughout the life of the agreement, for additional and new suppliers to join.