As an organisation opening up new markets within the NHS, we frequently find commissioning both from the perspective of securing funds and using the correct procurement frameworks is a challenge for our customers. As we all know the NHS is facing some of its biggest ever financial challenges, however proving new technologies and opening new markets needs investment. This is why it is so important for our primary care partners that the The Primary Care Transformation Fund can now be used to invest in technology as well as premises.
Formerly the Infrastructure Fund, this is a four year £1billion investment programme and is part of the additional NHS funding announced by the Government in December 2014, to enable the direction of travel set out in the NHS Five Year Forward View.
Alongside programmes like the GP access Fund, it will support new ways of working that are needed to deliver a wider range of services and a new deal for primary care.
Funding calls for 2016/17 proposals and projects have now been opened. Proposals should be submitted to NHS England in February 2016 requesting investment for technology which will increase the capacity of general practice and out-of-hospital care.
Further information and details regarding proposal submission processes and judging criteria will be published by 10th December. Access further information through the Primary Care Transformation Fund Q and A’s or contact us about partnering or bid submission support.
Keith Nurcombe, Commercial Director of Digital Life Sciences is really excited about the potential of next years fund for DLS Access
“This fund will without doubt give our potential clients access to essential funds to deploy and prove DLS Access within their localities which will serve as a crucial case study to realise benefits and prove the efficiencies this system can bring to local GP services. This will ultimately provide justification for delivering a new, sustainable future business model for primary care.
For anyone looking to place a submission in February we are happy to provide bid support or strategic work around developing a future digital strategy, to ultimately support any bid which contains DLS Access”.