HIC Awarded Two NHS SBS Frameworks for Consultancy and Advisory Services

Healthcare Innovation Consortium has been named as a supplier on two NHS Shared Business Services’ (NHS SBS) framework agreements.

Proud members of the NHS family, NHS SBS is the country’s leading supplier of corporate services to the NHS. They manage over 40 framework agreements covering a wide range of clinical and corporate goods and services.


Digital Health Advisory Services 

Digital Health Advisory Services is described as the first of its kind in the UK. The framework agreement aims to support the NHS workforce with the implementation and operation of new technologies.

HIC is delighted to share that we have secured a position and have been approved to provide support across the following Lots:

  • LOT 1 – Specialist Clinical and Healthcare Digital Management
  • LOT 3 – Clinical Data Science and Population Health Analytics
  • LOT 4 – Digital Skills in Healthcare
NHS SBS Frameworks
NHS SBS Frameworks

David Holbrook, Senior Category Manager – Digital & IT Transformation at NHS Shared Business Services said: “Workforce is one of the most cited challenges facing the NHS and the purpose of our framework agreement is to help accelerate successful digital adoption by providing immediate access to the tools, expertise and digital skills the NHS needs and to support it bridge the gap along its journey to transformation.”


Consultancy and Advisory Services for Health

The framework agreement provides the NHS and public sector bodies with a compliant route to market for the provision of consultancy and advisory services, with a particular focus on meeting the specific needs of the healthcare sector. We can be found on the following Lots:

  • LOT 2 – Integrated Care, Healthcare and Community Care
  • LOT 5 – IT Business Consultancy

Both framework agreements are free to access for approved organisations and provide authorities with an accredited list of suppliers, access to category experts and avoids any customer fees.


Shradha Shukla, Senior Category Manager – Business Services at NHS Shared Business Services said: “The Consultancy and Advisory Services for Health Framework Agreement has been developed with a particular focus on meeting the specific needs of the healthcare sector. The framework agreement has a total of 10 lots encompassing healthcare, corporate, social value and sustainability, IT, HR and property consultancy services. We have a wide range of suppliers from SMEs to well-known national providers to meet our customer’s needs.”


“I am thrilled that HIC are part of these important framework agreements, allowing NHS organisations including ICBS, Trusts and others to engage with us as a trusted partner in the delivery of digital transformation through our consultancy services. HIC stands ready to serve the NHS in achieving its digital, technology and innovation objectives, delivered through our proven models and experienced clinical, technical and programme blended team. This is an important step in HIC being recognised as an important player in the eco-system and we are excited to see what the future brings.” – Hadleigh Stollar, Chief Executive Officer, HIC


The framework agreements represent an initiative aimed at supporting the NHS’s digital capabilities, HIC is proud to be on these framework agreements as it aligns with our commitment to supporting both the NHS and public health organisations in their digital transformation journey.

If you would like to learn more about either framework agreement and how they could be used at your organisation, please contact us.