Contract Summary

  • Published Date: 3 September 2021

  • Tender Status: active

  • Tender Opening Date: 3 September 2021

  • Tender Closing Date: 15 September 2021

  • Award Date: n/a

  • Contract Start Date: n/a

  • Contract End Date: n/a

  • Contract is suitable for SMEs: Yes

  • Contract is suitable for VCSEs: Yes

  • Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) Contract Type: Services



The Authority is looking to commission a supplier to provide support and guidance to Chairs

and Non-Exec Directors of provider trusts and 42 ICSs in their leadership roles to lead

stronger NHS action on health inequalities as defined in the NHS Long Term Plan. This

builds on our priority action five within the operational planning guidance.

The Healthcare Inequalities Improvement Programme is a newly established NHS

England and Improvement (NHSEI) team set up to lead work with individuals, teams,

programmes and partners within and external to NHSEI to deliver on the NHS Long Term

Plan commitments relating to healthcare inequalities and achieve the NHS Constitutional

promise of delivering services 'to all'.

The programme is leading action to ensure that the NHS better prevents and responds to

the health inequalities which many communities experience. This is particularly important

as the NHS continues to respond to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, which has

exacerbated and highlighted these long-standing inequalities. Our programme vision is to

ensure exceptional quality healthcare for all through equitable access, excellent

experience, and optimal outcomes.

During 2021, NHS England and Improvement has continued to track progress and issues

relating to delivery of the eight urgent actions outlined in the August 2020 Phase 3 letter,

and support the delivery of the Five Key Actions for tackling healthcare inequalities for

systems and NHS providers as outlined in the 2021/22 NHS Operational planning


. The key actions are:

• Priority 1: Restore NHS services inclusively

• Priority 2: Mitigate against digital exclusion

• Priority 3: Ensure that datasets are complete and timely

• Priority 4: Accelerate preventative programmes

• Priority 5: Strengthen leadership and accountability

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About the Buyer

Contact name: Sajjad Khan

Address: Quarry Hill

Telephone: n/a

Fax: n/a


Value of Contract

Price Range: £87,500 - £87,500