Lead Provider Framework

The Lead Provider Framework (LPF) is available to use by all NHS and public sector organisations.

You can buy any mixture of support services, project work or speciality services from the framework. You do not need to buy all end-to-end services and there is no minimum or maximum budget required.

The LPF team will support you throughout this process and will provide free procurement and legal experts who will work with you – contact leadproviderframework@nhs.net

Lot 1: Full range of support services and capabilities available from prime contractors and supply chain partners.

  • Population Health Analytics and Business Intelligence
    • Integrated intelligence solutions and products
    • Data aggregation, validation
    • Risk stratification and predictive modelling
    • Actuarial consulting
    • Analytical capability
    • Rightcare support
  • ICT
    • GPIT
    • Corporate IT
    • Digital Tech strategy and implementation
    • Infrastructure support, asset management and rationalisation
  • Care Coordination
    • Referral management
    • Clinical capacity utilisation
    • Care navigation and coordination command centres
  • Commissioning, Contracting and Provider Management
    • Outcome and value based commissioning – contract incentives and measures
    • Healthcare procurement
    • Market development
    • Provider relationship management
  • Patient Empowerment
    • Self-care support and products (inc telehealth)
    • Personal Health Budget support
    • Patient and public participation at strategic and operational level
  • Strategic advice, Transformation and Service Redesign support
    • Research and analysis
    • Strategy, planning and whole system modelling
    • System and commissioning transformation
    • Pathway optimisation, revision and redesign
    • Back Office Business Support Services
  • Financial management and accounting
    • Payroll
    • HR services and organisational development
    • Communications – proactive and reactive
    • Corporate governance and risk management

Lot 2A:

  • Medicines management and optimisation

Lot 2B:

  • Individual Funding Request (IFR) case management
  • Continuing healthcare and funded nursing care

Lead Providers

The following organisations have been approved to join the Lead Provider Framework, following a rigorous procurement process. They successfully met the quality and value for money criteria required to deliver the best support services to Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and other commissioners of health and social care services.

Lot 1 (end to end commissioning support):

  • Optum
  • Capita Business Services Limited
  • eMBED Health Consortium (consortium consisting of Kier, BDO, Engine and Dr Foster)
  • NHS Midlands and Lancashire CSU
  • NHS Arden-GEM Partnership
  • NHS NEL CSU
  • NHS North of England CSU (NECS)
  • NHS South Central West CSU

Lot 2A (medicines management):

  • Optum
  • Capita Business Services Limited
  • NHS Midlands and Lancashire CSU
  • NHS Arden-GEM Partnership
  • NHS NEL CSU
  • NHS North of England CSU (NECS)
  • NHS South Central West CSU

Lot 2b (supporting Continuing Healthcare and Individual Funding Requests):

  • NHS Midlands and Lancashire CSU
  • NHS Arden-GEM Partnership
  • NHS NEL CSU
  • NHS North of England CSU (NECS)
  • NHS South Central West CSU

The organisations bring together a range of partners to deliver the very best.

The framework is available to other organisations, both within and outside the NHS, who want to procure some or all of their support services.

To enable this we are providing free procurement and legal support so that they can get the best value for money for taxpayers.

If you have any questions on the Lead Provider Framework, or would like to discuss how we can support you, please email leadproviderframework@nhs.net.