Place-based procurement strategies for Integrated Care Systems (ICSs)

The formalisation of ICSs in England focuses on the importance of bringing together a variety of public sector organisations to provide a deep understanding of places and their needs. It puts collaboration at the core of procurement, to maximise commercial capability and develop strategies that address regional challenges head-on.

Drawing on our commercial expertise and industry experience, we have published a whitepaper that provides useful insights and important considerations for your place-based procurement strategy. We discuss the vital role of suppliers and public sector specialists and how your ICS can use place-based procurement to improve population outcomes.

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ProCure 23

We collaborated with NHS England to deliver ProCure 23 as part of the Construction Works and Associated Services 2 procurement framework. This means we can ensure that NHS capital works adopt:

  • the principles of the government’s construction playbook
  • modern construction delivery
  • a focus on sustainability and social value

Digital transformation in the NHS

How, where and when patient care is given is changing. There is a natural evolution towards smart healthcare services, where technology is embedded across clinical pathways and the digital patient is the new normal. It is vital that our NHS health services, staff and patients are ready for this. Because ultimately, smarter healthcare means better quality, more efficient and safer patient care.

At CCS, our technology experts are here to help you embrace your trust’s digital transformation journey, and develop a robust technology procurement strategy.

We’ve put together a step-by-step guide to buying digital transformation solutions in the NHS. We explore the 3 main phases, with a clear breakdown of the programme stages and projects you will go through along the way.

Digital transformation for health

With constant change in science and technology, our approach to healthcare is always evolving. We are here to help you adopt and make use of these technologies’ full potential, for the benefit of patients and your staff. Transform your delivery of care with our market insight and category expertise and digitise every service across your organisation with our team’s support.

Focusing on sustainability and price, we can help you source the technology you need, from data centres to virtual wards.

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Healthcare estates solutions

Tap into our buying power and access sustainable solutions for your estates. We provide specialist services, such as electricity, all the way up to holistic community hub refreshments, allowing you to increase your health care service and bed capacity.

Along with the opportunity to work with our health estates experts, you will be supported throughout the buying process to ensure you make the most of every pound spent.

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Supporting your NHS Green Plan

We understand that sustainability has a large role to play in the future of the NHS. Our decarbonisation solutions have been designed to help you work towards your NHS Green Plan targets. With a wide range of carbon net zero solutions available, from energy and electric vehicles solutions to hardware and data centre services, we are here to help.

Our category experts are on hand to guide you through what you can do for your decarbonisation targets. 

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Fleet solutions for the NHS

Maintain, adapt or buy your vehicles through our fleet services while we support you in achieving value for money and keeping to carbon net zero targets. We also offer services such as electric charging infrastructure, fleet management and staff salary sacrifice schemes, to ensure that your total fleet needs are met.

Discover our fleet solutions

Building back better with financial services

Our financial services offering is strongly tied to social value initiatives and provides you with saving, generating and recovering money options. With the power to strengthen supply chains and support your local communities, we are here to help.

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Bringing together people who care

NHS Workforce Alliance

We work with regional NHS procurement hubs as the NHS Workforce Alliance. The alliance’s purpose is to provide meaningful workforce supply solutions to the NHS, such as international recruitment, non-clinical recruitment and workforce improvement services.

The NHS Workforce Alliance’s priority is the NHS, and we work hard to ensure we offer the best, well-suited solutions.

  • Workforce improvement

    As part of the NHS Workforce Alliance, we can help you retain, invest in and grow a sustainable workforce that has the required flexibility, capacity and capability to meet the future population health care needs for your integrated care system.

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  • Provision of insourced services

    Get access to insourced services to support the provision of healthcare you may need in order to meet patient waiting time targets and reduce backlogs. Our providers have been approved by the NHS and therefore are suited to the NHS.

    Visit the framework page

Our bitesize guides to common procurement concepts

Our new Procurement Essentials series covers a wide range of topics to help demystify the procurement process including the basics of frameworks, effective contract management, how to evaluate bids, and how to write a specification.

We’ll be continuing to add new articles every month, sharing our top tips and guidance to help you save time, maximise every pound and bring power to your procurement.

You can now find all of our Procurement Essentials articles in one place.

Watch the short video to learn all about our Procurement Essentials series. You can also view the transcript.

Supporting your health organisation

From cost improvement plans to individual operation needs, we can support your health organisations. Our solutions and category experts are here to act as your anchor institution. 

  • Your Integrated Care System cost improvement partner

    As your cost improvement partner for non clinical common goods and services, your Integrated Care System can benefit from our category expertise, market insight, spend and contract analysis.

    Contact us to find out more

  • Anchor Institutions agenda

    NHS Trusts wish to act as Anchor Institutions in accordance with the NHS Long Term Plan. Our low value and Dynamic Purchasing Systems (DPS) allow local suppliers to join at any time.

    Access our low value and DPS marketplace

  • Saving money with aggregations

    Leverage our national buying power and benefit from our free aggregation service, where you can achieve significant savings.

    Visit our current aggregation opportunities

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Making responsible buying decisions

Your buying decisions have the power to boost your local economy, make our society fairer, strengthen communities and make our future greener. We are helping you do this by building modern slavery prevention, social value and sustainability into our commercial agreements.

Case studies, news and blogs

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Upcoming events

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  1. 24 September 2024 - 25 September 2024

    Event: DigiGov 24

On-demand webinars

Webinars (3 )

  1. Delivering social value through public sector procurement

    We will discuss the implications of the Social Value Act on public sector buyers and the growing demand for social value through contracts.

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  2. Tackling modern slavery in our supply chains

    Stamping out modern slavery in our supply chains is one of the UK government's top priorities. Watch our webinar to find out more.

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  3. Your Carbon Net Zero journey...let CCS help you towards a greener future

    In 2019 the UK became the first major economy to pass laws to end its contribution to global warming by 2050. Watch our webinar to find out how CCS can help you on this journey.

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