Twelve suppliers have been appointed to a new £800 million digital capability for health framework.

The framework aims to support public health and other care organisations provide digital outcomes and services.

Crown Commercial Services worked with NHS Digital to select suppliers capable of providing an agile approach to developing new digital solutions; support with existing services; and data management services.

The framework is due to run for four years with no option to extend.

The agreement is designed to provide services in five key areas:

  • development and operations (DevOps) – for ongoing minor improvements of live services
  • digital definition services – creating and progressing the project through discovery and alpha phases
  • build and transition services – building the services using beta and live phases
  • end-to-end development services – designing and developing the services from discovery to live phases
  • data management services – for performing data collection, data processing and analysis and management of data and services

Seth Finegan, UK chief executive of Informed Solutions, one of the selected suppliers, said: “From our experience of successfully designing and delivering national digital services remotely and at scale during the past year, we recognise that there is an unprecedented demand for transformative digital experience and analytics solutions that will help deliver the critical healthcare services of the future.

“With the NHS increasingly adopting and embracing an innovation culture, we are looking forward to helping co-design and deliver modern, digital, data-driven healthcare services for our new world.”

A consortium of SMEs were also appointed to the framework under Hippo Digital’s banner, including Answer Digital, Apira, Made tech and The Data Shed.

Adam Lewis, managing director of Hippo Digital, said: “We are proud to have been accepted onto the framework and having such an accomplished group of SMEs by our side brings added strength and depth to our combined capability.

“Together with our partners, we blend an exciting mix of specialist skills and healthcare experience to provide maximum value to our clients and their service users.”

Hazel Jones, head of health at Made Tech, added: “The UK is home to a broad range of innovative SMEs which provide digital solutions and services that have the potential to revolutionise health and social care. This group brings together five of these organisations united by a shared passion to provide lasting value to the public sector, employees and service users.”

The full list of suppliers appointed to the framework are:

  • Accenture
  • Aire Logic
  • BJSS
  • Capita Business Services
  • Cognizant Worldwide
  • Hippo Digital
  • IBM United Kingdom
  • Infinity Works Consulting
  • Informed Solutions
  • Kainos Software
  • Mastek
  • Netcompany