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Report
National Framework Agreement for Telecare
Presentation by:
Paddy Howlin
Category Manager - Mobility and Telecare
CSIP Housing Learning Improvement Network Meetings
Overview
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Overview of NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency
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Background and origins of the national framework agreement
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Scope of the telecare national framework agreement
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Suppliers and range of services provided (including sub-contractors and third parties)
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How the NFA operates and how to access
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Benefits and savings opportunities
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NFA Awareness Days – November 2006
Overview of NHS PASA
The NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency (NHS PASA):
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formerly NHS Supplies
formed on 1 April 2000
an executive agency of the Department of Health
policy lead on procurement
Offices in Chester, Reading, Normanton and Sheffield
The Agency’s Aim:
‘Modernise and improve the performance of the NHS purchasing and supply system to
become the centre of expertise, knowledge and excellence on matters of purchasing and
supply for the NHS for the benefit of patients and the public’
Background and origins of the
Telecare NFA
The NHS PASA Telecare National Framework Agreement (NFA) was established
to:
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Support the issue of the £80m Preventative Technology (PT) Grant
announced in July 2004
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Support DH vision for the development of Telecare services – Building
Telecare in England – July 2005
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Delivery of policy through procurement
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‘Our health, our care, our say‘- White Paper
Contribute to wider health, housing and social care agenda i.e. National
Service Frameworks, NHS System reform, new vision for adult social care
Gershon Efficiency Programme
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Mechanism to procure telecare effectively and efficiently during and post PT
Grant
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Develop a single ‘public sector’ market place for industry
Organisations who can
access Telecare NFA: Part A
The following organisations can access the NFA Part A:
All NHS bodies (including acute,
community and primary care trusts,
CPH’s, SMC’s etc)
Non departmental bodies charged with
the delivery of health/social
care/services
Government Departments
Social Services/social care
Community Equipment Services
Local Authorities (inc Regional Centres
of Excellence)
Housing associations/organisations
Voluntary/charitable organisations
Independent sector providers (i.e. third
parties)
Any equivalent organisations as
previously stated in the Home
Countries
Scope of Products on NFA
Part A
The following 11 product modalities* form the basis of the equipment element
of the NFA Part A:
Equipment to assist in reducing
accidents and incidents in the home
Home activity, lifestyle and
environmental monitoring
Integrated systems for telecare and
healthcare
Community (social) alarms
Blood pressure monitoring
Blood glucose monitoring
Cardiac arrhythmia monitors
Asthma monitors
Home personal medical assistant
units
Integrated health monitors
Medication reminder systems
*based on Appraisal of the scope of Assistive Technologies - November 2005
Scope of Services
The following service elements are included within the scope of NFA
Part A:
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Installation Services - installation of equipment, training, battery replacement
and de-installation
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Maintenance Services – including standard repair, preventative and planned
maintenance
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Response Services – including control centre/monitoring and response
services
NFA Suppliers and range of
services
Equipment Modalities
Geographical Coverage
Sub-contracting and strategic
alliances via NFA
How the framework operates
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Users of the NFA can select any of the suppliers that will help deliver local
strategies/plans
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Call off orders and service level arrangements are agreed against the NFA
between users and suppliers
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Users of the NFA will still be required to undertake ‘duty of care’ checks on
equipment and services procured from the NFA to ensure their suitability and
efficacy
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Further leverage and savings opportunities can be achieved by developing
collaborative/joined up procurement between organisations via discounts
provided by suppliers
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List of telecare products, equipment and services is available to users of the
NFA via the NHS E-Catalogue (NHS-E-cat)
Benefits to the users of the
NFA (1)
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Transparency – consistent pricing, with a national pricing structure established
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Product and service – a comprehensive range of products and services are
now available from 15 suppliers via the NFA
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Supporting existing systems and innovative solutions – the NFA includes
existing Telecare/Community Alarm products and innovative Telehealth
solutions
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Savings – by collating public sector buying power, improved terms and pricing
has been achieved (bottom line average savings up of 13.9%)
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Further savings opportunities are available via discounts and price breaks
negotiated via the NFA – subject to commitment and use of the agreement
Benefits to the users of the
NFA (2)
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Efficiency (1) – NFA established so Local Authorities, Health, Housing etc do
not need to undertake their own EU procurement/sourcing activity
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Efficiency (2) - Supports the ‘once only’ principal and ensure that suppliers
within the market do not need to increase product prices to cover future
overhead costs for responding to local tenders
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No charges – there are no user costs applicable for using the NFA
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Avoid delays - in implementing the PT grant, ensuring users and those in
need to telecare/telehealth benefit quickly
NFA Awareness Days (1)
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To help promote the NFA to social care, local authorities, health and housing
organisations, NHS PASA is arranging 2 NFA Awareness Days
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Events will take place in November in the London and Leeds
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Aim and objectives of the Awareness Days:
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To provide an overview of the Telecare NFA Part A and how organisations can
access the agreement
Demonstrate the benefits of the Telecare NFA Part A
Outline how the NFA Part A supports DH policy for Building Telecare in England
Opportunity to meet all suppliers participating within the Telecare NFA Part A
NFA Awareness Days (2)
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London – Russell Hotel – Tuesday 14 November 2006
Leeds – Elland Road Football Stadium – Thursday 23 November 2006
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Full programme and outline will be issued in September 06 via
http://www.pasa.nhs.uk/eat/telecare.stm
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Pre-registration currently taking place – if interested in attending the events,
e-mail: [email protected]
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If registering, include the following information:
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Name of delegate(s)
Organisation
Contact details
Venue/date delegate seeks to attend
Further Information
Contact:
Paddy Howlin – Category Manager
Tel: 01244 586 816
E Mail: [email protected]
Andy Gudgeon – Category Specialist
Tel: 07775 777 943
E Mail: [email protected]
Updated information will also be available on the PASA website (detailed
information pack is also available from website):
http://www.pasa.nhs.uk/eat/telecare.stm

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