Capita has been selected as the preferred bidder to the Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust’s strategic partnership offer to deliver a range of corporate services to its staff. The consultancy will deliver ICT, HR (payroll and recruitment), estates and facilities management followed by the planned delivery of finance services, in a ten year deal worth £80 million.
The Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust (CLCH) is a healthcare provider for the boroughs of Barnet, Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea, and Westminster. The service provides exclusively out-of-hospital, community-based NHS healthcare services for, among others, children and family services, rehabilitation and therapies, palliative care services, offender health services and NHS walk-in and urgent care centres. CLCH employs 3,000 health professionals and support staff to provide community and in-patient services to a catchment area of almost 1 million people across London.
To support it with the deliverance of corporate services, the CLCH selected consulting firm Capita as the preferred bidder in the formation of a 10-year strategic partnership, valued at £80 million. The contract will see the firm deliver a range of support services to the trust, in the core areas of ICT, HR (payroll and recruitment), estates and facilities management, followed by the planned delivery of finance services to CLCH’s staff. The rationale for the deal is to improve the trusts’ access to innovation in technical services, thereby improvement of services quality at a lower cost.
Commenting on the deal, James Reilly, Chief Executive of CLCH, says: “The strategic partnership will help us to protect investment in frontline services; delivering effective and efficient corporate services that allow our clinical teams to focus on providing the best possible patient care. The partnership will also help us grow as an organisation; developing new services and improving existing ones to better meet the need of both patients and commissioners. It will be a key part of helping us deliver the savings needed in 2015/16 and beyond.”
Andy Parker, Chief Executive of Capita, adds: “This contract is testament to Capita’s experience in supporting the health sector and wider public sector and highlights the depth and breadth of our services and expertise as a strategic partner. Capita has more than 25 years’ experience of working with the NHS and healthcare organisations, including 95% of NHS trusts, and we have shown our commitment to enhancing efficiency and transforming services that support professionals to deliver for their patients.”