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Arden & GEM CSU > Services > Lead Provider Framework

As an approved supplier on the NHS Lead Provider Framework, we are well placed to support you in delivering your commissioning intentions. 

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Trusted LPF mobilisation experience

As an approved supplier on the NHS Lead Provider Framework, we are well placed to support you in delivering your commissioning intentions. 

Our expertise has been proven during the successful delivery of one of the largest ever mobilisations to take place through the Lead Provider Framework – a £30m contract, commissioned by seven Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Birmingham, Solihull and the Black Country.

We have extensive experience of designing, developing, testing and delivering cost-effective health services, built on a shared commitment to patients and citizens. 

Delivering efficiencies today

Our strong background and passion for integrated working across the social care, voluntary, community and health sectors makes us your ideal partner in delivering Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) which focus on prevention, personalised care and new models for the way that health services are provided.

We are already working with vanguard sites, taking a whole system approach to enable commissioners to realise the benefits and efficiency savings of integrated services. Our multi-organisational work to support integration and transformation has received national recognition including the prestigious Patient Experience Network (PEN) Award of ‘Commissioner of the Year’ and HSJ Value in Healthcare awards for both service redesign and procurement.

This work is inextricably linked with our day-to-day objective to drive value and deliver the efficiencies we know are vital to you. All our work is underpinned by rigorous, industry-leading governance frameworks and quality standards. 

Building a better tomorrow

We are passionate about working collaboratively with you to deliver integrated, high-quality, cost-effective services that lead to better health outcomes for your citizens.

As one of the largest CSUs in the country we will ensure you share in best practice from over 60 Clinical Commissioning Groups, NHS England, local authorities and a range of care providers.

Our hub and spoke delivery model enables us to support you via a combination of central and embedded teams. This maximises value whilst maintaining your access to a broad range of expertise.

How we add value:

  • Our broad range and depth of experience - with a team of over 1,500 staff and a range of supply chain partners that includes global experts, we can provide you with access to a range of specialist expertise as well as real insights and learnings from across the country.
  • Our benchmarking/BI capability - we have one of the largest information service teams in the country, recognised nationally for our data processing capabilities. We host various data platforms on behalf of CCGs and NHSE including the temporary National Repository (tNR).
  • Centres of Excellence (CoE) - we already have a number of CoE’s (including Business Intelligence and Procurement) that co-locate our specific service specialists and get them working in partnership with our customers.
  • Learning from others - we share best practice and service innovations from elsewhere, for example after developing and successfully implementing a new Discharge to Assess (D2A) model with Worcestershire CCG, we are now working with Dudley CCG to implement a similar model. 

To view our mobilisation case studies please click here.


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