falls contractNHS and social care organisations set to benefit from access to innovative products and services

East Midlands Academic Health Science Network (EMAHSN), supported by the North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative, has established a new framework following an open OJEU tender exercise.

Companies selected for the framework are offering innovative products and services which, when deployed in combination with related healthcare pathway changes, can deliver improvements in falls prevention and management across a healthcare economy.

The solution has been developed as part of EMAHSN’s STP/CCG/Industry Long Term Conditions Programme with involvement from NHS, social care, third sector, industry and university partners across the East Midlands.

The following suppliers have been offered places on the framework:

Lot 1 – Web Based Application Bundle
  • Inhealthcare
  • Kinesis
  • Yecco
Lot 2 – Clinical Monitoring Centre
  •  Nottingham Community Housing Association
· Lot 3 – Devices and Wide Area Communications
  • CPR
  • Kinesis
  •  Nottingham Community Housing Association
  • Tunstall
  • Yecco
Lot 4 – Cloud Based Data Warehouse
  •  Inhealthcare
Lot 5 – Programme Management
  • Evolve
  • Self Help Nottingham
  • Tunstall
  • Yecco
The framework will initially be used by the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (LLR STP) to purchase goods and services to establish an EMAHSN supported demonstrator service. This is designed to improve access to appropriate prevention services for those at risk of falling and to deliver better care to those unfortunate enough to experience a fall whilst living in the community.

The framework will be open for use by any NHS or public social care organisation and will significantly reduce procurement timescales and costs for organisations planning to replicate or deploy something similar to, the LLR falls prevention and management solution.

The Framework will also enable the selected companies to benefit from a faster route to market for their innovative products and services.

EMAHSN Commercial Director Chris Hart said; “I look forward to the companies awarded places on the framework benefiting from easier access to NHS markets and to the rapid delivery of solutions which can deliver real benefits to both patients and the NHS.”

“EMAHSN exists to support the spread of health innovations at pace and scale,” he explained. “We are working with our partners to facilitate the rapid deployment of proven and innovative products and services.”

Falls Programme Manager, Leicestershire County Council Andrea Baker added “LLR are excited by the potential improvement in prevention and care for the portion of our population at risk of falls. The ability to rapidly engage with suppliers whilst ensure value for money is important to delivering effective service transformation.”

This work is part of a wider EMAHSN programme connecting industry with the NHS and social care, supporting the delivery of NHS Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STP) throughout the East Midlands.

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About the partners

East Midlands Academic Health Science Network
  • (EMAHSN) is one of 15 Academic Health Science Networks in England. EMAHSN brings together the NHS, universities, industry and social care to transform the health of the region’s 4.6M residents and stimulate wealth.
  • Current priorities focus on identifying and spreading innovations that address challenges including cancer, obesity, diabetes, mental health, respiratory disease, stroke, liver disease and support for frail older people
North of England Collaborative Procurement Hub

  •  The North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative (NOE CPC) is hosted by Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LYPFT) and provides collaborative and bespoke procurement solutions to the public sector
  • A wholly NHS owned organisation comprising an expert team of procurement and commercial professionals from both the public and private sector, NOE CPC brings together a wealth of experience, understanding and knowledge
Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Sustainability and Transformation Partnership

  • The STP for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland is one of 44 plans nationally that have been produced by every health and care system in England and demonstrates how local services will evolve and become sustainable
  • The LLR STP brings together a number of health and care organisations who are working together to transform and sustain the way health and social care services across LLR operate. Organisations include commissioners, providers, East Midlands Ambulance Service, Health and Wellbeing Boards, the City and County Councils and local voluntary and community services

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