The next update on a multi-million-pound NHS data platform is expected to be published in September.

NHS England published a notice back in April 2022 for a Federated Data Platform which was described as an “essential enabler to transformational improvements” across the NHS and will be an “ecosystem of technologies and services”.

An update to the contract notice states that the next update is due on 5 September 2022. The update also confirms that the value of the contract has risen from £240million to £360million.

The new data platform will be built on five use cases. They include: population health and person insight; care coordination (Integrated Care System); elective recovery; vaccines and immunisation; and supply chain.

Reports in the Financial Times in June 2022 suggested that US software company, Palantir, was the “front-runner” to win the contract, though this has not been confirmed.

Correction: An earlier version of this story stated that the chosen supplier will be selected in September 2022.