Working with you at all stages of your procurement

Ideal works within a number of recognised frameworks, allowing us to deliver within standard industry expectations and to work with you at any stage of your project. Below are examples of frameworks through which Trusts regularly engage us.

  1. Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Framework Agreement – The Supply of Non-Clinical staff RM6277

    Ideal is an approved supplier by the CCS for the supply of non-clinical temporary, fixed term and contract workers. These roles include (but are not limited to) maintenance, catering, admin, finance, and clerical.

    This framework is part of the NHS Work Alliance and is an NHS England approved route to market for non-clinical temporary staffing.

    Membership of the framework agreement is the result of a rigorous selection process, which reflect Ideal’s high-quality standards and cost-effective approaches.
  2. Crown Commercial Service (CCS) – GCloud 13 RM1557.13

    Ideal has been awarded a place on the G-Cloud 13 Framework to provide ‘cloud support’ services under Lot 3 of the framework. You can direct award on G-Cloud 13 after completing the buying process. Ideal has a broad range of services available through G-Cloud 13 to support digital health in the NHS and social care. To find out more, click the links below:
  3. Crown Commercial Services – Digital Outcomes and Specialists 6 (DOS 6) RM1043.8

    Ideal is an approved supplier for DOS 6 Lot 1: Digital Outcomes:to provide teams to work on digital services:

    • Performance analysis and data
    • Security
    • Service delivery
    • Support and operations
    • Testing and auditing
    • User experience and design
    • User research
  4. The Countess of Chester Hospital Commercial Procurement Services – National Framework for Data Validation Services F075

    Ideal Health has been awarded a place on The Countess of Chester Hospital Commercial Procurement Services National Framework Agreement for the provision of Data Validation Services. As an approved key supplier on this national framework, NHS organisations requiring Data Validation Services can be assured of the high-quality standards met by Ideal, including HSCN compliance for remote service delivery. Through the framework, Ideal offers a fully compliant route for all NHS bodies to access our highly specialised support which enables the testing and validation of patient data as part of the process of migrating from a legacy PAS to a modern EPR system.
  5. Future NHS Collaboration Platform – Health Systems Support (HSSF) Lots 5A & 5B

    HSSF provides a quick and easy route to access support services from innovative third party suppliers at the leading edge of health and care system reform, including advanced analytics, population health management, digital and service transformation.Decision Support Tools, Integrated Care co-ordination and management and patient flow solutions (including control centres)Ideal can supply services relating to Decision Support Tools, Integrated Care co-ordination and management, and patient flow solutions, including: Lot 5 – Informatics, Analytics and Digital Tools to support care co-ordination and management, risk and impact models. Provision of informatics, analytics and digital tools to support care co-ordination services including but not limited to: risk stratification and impact modelling, supporting systems for the development of individual care co-ordination, and management and services to support clinicians to make faster and better interventions at the point of care with a patient.
  6. North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative (NOE CPC) – Healthcare Consultancy Services Lots 1, 3 & 6

    Ideal can provide services related to Healthcare Leadership, governance Related Services, Healthcare Information and ICT/Systems Related Services, Multi Disciplinary Healthcare Consultancy and Advisory Services, including:

    • Lot 1 – Healthcare leadership, governance related services: Specialist consultancy and advisory services related to the provision of support for the leadership and management of healthcare organisations.
    • Lot 3 – Healthcare information and ICT/systems related services: Specialist consultancy and advisory services related to the use of data and information used within the healthcare system, including the review, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of activities/systems associated with the delivery of health care services.
    • Lot 6 – Multi-disciplinary healthcare consultancy and advisory services: Multi-disciplinary healthcare consultancy and advisory services, covering the supply of broad range of consultancy and advisor services.
  7. London Procurement Partnership – Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for One London Local Health and Care Record

    This framework supports development of the OneLondon Architecture, Data Standards and Infrastructure. “The purpose of this national Local Health and Care record DPS is to support engagement between technology suppliers and the LHCR sites and provide a compliant route to market for the procurement of the technology solutions required to build and deliver the strategic plans of any existing and/or future exemplar sites as well as any other existing and/or future Health and/or Social Care record programmes. It is anticipated that each of the unique innovative approaches adopted by the LHCRs will develop different architecture principles in order to deliver the LHCR Programme’s vision to create an information sharing environment that helps health and care services continually improve the treatments they use, ensures that care is tailored to the needs of each individual, and can empower people to look after themselves better and make informed choices about their own health and care. LPP are therefore standing up a national Local Health and Care Record DPS that will be accessible by all public sector bodies. “

Ideal Health Consultants are partnered with Insight UK which grants us access to further frameworks if required.


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What Our Clients Say About Us

  • “Ideal made a big difference. By using Ideal as the foundation of our floorwalking support, and augmenting this with Trust staff, we were able to ensure a constant, capable presence with our end-users 24/7. This would not have been possible without Ideal and reduced the impact on the wider Trust saving us from having to pause additional activity.”

    Adam Wisdish ICS Senior Digital Programme Manager, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • “For the implementation of our EPR+ programme, the Trust needed a partner who we were confident could help us successfully deliver the system. Ideal demonstrated an approach which married up to our requirements”

    Cara Williams CDIO and SRO for the EPR+ programme, Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust (COCH)
  • “Ideal demonstrated great agility in supplying experienced support for the Trust’s EPR requirements and mapping exercises. They showed great flexibility in meeting the Trust’s needs, clearly articulating the approach and costs associated. This coupled with advice and experience enabled the ‘As Is’ and ‘To Be’ processes mapping to complete to time and quality”

    Peter Bradbury EPR Programme Manager, Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
  • “Ideal's Digital Maturity review has enabled us to refocus our Digital and Data Strategies post-Covid, appreciating which shared and individual activities could support our ambitions for digital healthcare in our area. We are now taking the recommendations forward via a series of workshops across ICS partners to reprioritise and plan our next phase of activities”

    Stuart Lea CDIO and Marc Talbot Programme Manager, Stoke and Staffordshire ICS
  • “We recognised the enormous impact a good floorwalking team has on the success of project implementation. With Ideal Training’s previous track record and experience in Cerner implementations, we felt confident in the service offered and would certainly consider working with them in the future”

    Carole Shuff Programme Manager West Somerset Family
  • “Ideal were a valuable partner as we engaged operational teams to translate our high-level ambitions into a meaningful vision and digital objectives. Their impartiality and customer focus meant they were able to communicate clearly with colleagues, identify common problems, and sensitively move past stress and ‘pet peeves’ to get to the heart of the difficulties our teams were experiencing in accessing the right information day to day”

    Claire Waite Care Integration Manager for Capacity and Flow Programme, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire ICS
  • “Perot Systems has worked with Ideal on provision of floor walking services to support large scale Cerner implementations. The success of the implementations and the smooth execution of the go lives have rested significantly on the success of the services that Ideal Training provide. The staff themselves are extremely knowledgeable in both the product and the NHS operations they support with specialist SME’s provided as demanded”.

    Gary Birks Perot Systems Europe Ltd
  • “The E-Learning Development Manager from Ideal worked closely with my Training team to develop e-learning content for Maternity. The modules delivered were concise, thorough, and easy to absorb. The structure was clear, logical and effective, and included elements of interactivity and video. There has been a lot of praise by the SMEs and staff regarding the high quality of the work produced on a very complex specialty. I found working with Ideal to be a very positive experience. I would highly recommend for any related work”

    Michael Paul IT Training Manager, Lewisham and Greenwich NHS
  • “The trainers Ideal provided have been brilliant. They not only provided the highest quality training and feedback, but were always prepared to go the extra mile when needed. Thanks for helping develop a relationship that we can rely on and when we’re looking for capacity to roll out the rest of eRecord we’ll be on the phone. Look after the trainers we’ve had – they’re a great bunch”

    Simon Holloway eRecord Training Manager, Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • “The trainers supplied by Ideal did a very thorough job in preparing staff at the Royal Free, including adapting the programme to meet the needs and availability of the consultants. The trainers further enhanced the service by gathering information from the shop floor and feeding back to the training team. We were delighted with the service we received from Ideal”

    Sarah Kennard CRS Training Manager, Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust
  • “Ideal has an excellent reputation as a top-class training provider working exclusively in the health sector. With their experience and demonstrable track record in delivering IT training solutions to NHS organisations, Ideal was the clear choice for BT and Connecting for Health”

    Jenny Craggs Training Lead, NHS Connecting for Health
  • “We were most impressed with the calibre of floor walking staff supplied by Ideal. They were highly professional in their approach and demonstrated a fully comprehensive understanding of the system”

    CRS Training Lead Barts and the London NHS Trust

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